[Samba] samba4 & ldap?

John Heim jheim at math.wisc.edu
Fri Nov 18 11:56:22 MST 2011

From: "Matthieu Patou" <mat at samba.org>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>>>
> 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.

The reason I was considering converting to samba4 is that our ldap database 
is not compatible with modern versions of smbldap-tools. But i think it will 
be easier/safer to patch or ldap database for smbldap-tools than to convert 
it to samba's AD. So I think I'll take a two pronged approach:
1. Stick with samba3, fix our ldap database to work with smbldap-tools, 
continue to authenticate on linux vs ldap.
2. Set up a samba4 test environment on a private LAN.

I'd still like to poke around with getting our ldap data into samba's 
AD/ldap thingy. While I was still considering converting to samba4, I 
googled for info on migrating our ldap database from openldap to samba's AD. 
I found some messages from a year ago on this list that spoke about a script 
out there in cyberworld. But at the time, there was nothing in the official 
samba4 suite to help with this migration. Has that changed?

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