[Samba] samba4 & ldap?

Cybionet cybionet at videotron.ca
Fri Nov 18 10:43:03 MST 2011

Greeting Adam,

Just to be sure, because this post is interesting for those who build 
solution with Samba/OpenLDAP (like me who use it since 2004),

1. Samba4 don't support LDAP backend, but have is own LDAPv3 server? 
(ref.: http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/FAQ)

2. It's possble to use Samba4 like a Domain Controller without any 
Windows Server.

3. And if yes, will it be possible to extend the schema like with 
OpenLDAP or AD? By example if I want to use it with other service like 
mail server.

in short, will it be possible to continue using our solution, with the 
incorporated Samb4 LDAP server and without any LDAP backend?



   Adam Tauno Williams a écrit :
> 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.

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