[Samba] Synchronising password of some AD users with an external LDAP?

Pekka L.J. Jalkanen pekka.jalkanen at vihreat.fi
Tue Feb 26 09:28:14 MST 2013

On 26.2.2013 17:16, Gregory Sloop wrote:
> PLJJ> I know that if I were running a Windows AD, I could most likely
> PLJJ> accomplish what I want with--if nothing else--the 389 DS by using
> PLJJ> DS-provided Password Sync Service (see
> PLJJ> https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Directory_Server/9.0/html/Administration_Guide/Windows_Sync-Configuring_Windows_Sync.html
> PLJJ> for more information).
> This is way over my head, in terms of expertise - but since the AD
> should function identically to the Windows AD setup, it may well work
> just fine, even though the back-end isn't a Windows AD box, but a
> Samba4 AD.

Read the guide on the page that I linked. The said Password Sync Service
is a Windows application. It installs a new password filtering DLL and a
system service to a Windows DC.

Samba, on the other hand, hardly runs on Windows. And even if it can be
run (by compiling under Cygwin, perhaps?) it would be rather pointless.

Pekka L.J. Jalkanen

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