[Samba] LDAP recommendations please

ray klassen julius_ahenobarbus at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Feb 21 09:36:15 MST 2013

Actually I was hoping to use the new internal LDAP as the master.

I notice that http://www.windowsitpro.com/content1/topic/integrate-active-directory-and-openldap-98449/catpath/ldap
has an article on using slapd as a proxy to Active Directory.

This one looks even better. Never used 389Server but there's a first time for everything

(I did google this before I asked the question, but I was searching for samba4 ldap, not active directory ldap. 
I hope samba4 AD is that similar that I can pull similar stunts to the ones described)

----- Original Message -----
From: Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org>
To: ray klassen <julius_ahenobarbus at yahoo.co.uk>
Cc: "samba at lists.samba.org" <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Thursday, 21 February 2013, 0:51
Subject: Re: [Samba] LDAP recommendations please

On Wed, 2013-02-20 at 20:50 +0000, ray klassen wrote:
> Currently I have a samba 3 domain setup with an LDAP backend. It's been very convenient and fault tolerant for me to put read-only replicas of the ldap database on all servers that use LDAP authentication. I'd like to keep doing that after switching to samba 4. Can that be done?

Yes, it can.  However, it will remain a 'classic' domain controller, and
not be an AD domain controller.

Upgrading to AD requires that you use our internal LDAP backend.



Andrew Bartlett

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