[Samba] Linux users and Samba 4

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Nov 29 12:36:49 MST 2011

On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 08:34:06PM +0100, steve wrote:
> 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 offers.
> That can't be true can it?
> Any ideas anyone?

Raise this as a "blocker" bug for 4.0.0 release. We'll ensure
it's fixed before we release.

Now is a good time to do this - we're trying to nail down
the final feature set for 4.0.0.



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