[Samba] Linux users and Samba 4

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Tue Nov 29 12:34:06 MST 2011

On 29/11/11 20:20, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-11-29 at 20:09 +0100, steve wrote:
>> I have a LAN of linux and win7 clients currently with Samba 3.6 and
>> LDAP. Linux users authenticate against LDAP and are placed in their
>> nfs'd /home folder. The same user can also logon to windows. His roaming
>> profile is stored in his /home folder. (something like .msprofile_v2)
>> How do I transfer my current Linux/Samba 3/LDAP users over to
>> Linux/Samba 4?
> Samba4's winbind does not support RFC2307,  so doing this is pretty
> rough.  I think you need to either use CIFS + winbind everywhere or
> somehow maintain an external idmap.
> Yea, it is horrible.  We are staring down the barrell of the same gun.
I don't believe it. So with samba 4, we are back to having to have two 
separate accounts and two passwords. AgghhH!!!

So, after all this, I've now found out that Samba 4 only caters for 
windows clients; it does not provide the single sign on that samba3/LDAP 

That can't be true can it?

Any ideas anyone?

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