[Samba] samba4 & ldap?

Matthieu Patou mat at samba.org
Fri Nov 18 11:34:36 MST 2011

On 18/11/2011 17:33, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-11-17 at 12:34 -0600, John Heim wrote:
>> I am confused... Using an ldap server as a backend for samba4 is not
>> recommended?
> Not only not recommended, it will not work and is not supported.
>> We are primarily a linux shop. We have an ldap database we use
>> for authentication. I can't use that anymore if I switch to samba4?
> Nope.
> Active Directory provides an LDAP service (DSA) but Active Directory is
> not LDAP.  It has very specific provisioning, security, and schema
> rules.
Not that if your schema is compatible it can be loaded in the AD LDAP, 
but in anycase you'll have to migrate your data into the AD database and 
cope with the partitioning of it.


Matthieu Patou
Samba Team

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