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

Gregory Sloop gregs at sloop.net
Tue Feb 26 09:32:10 MST 2013

>> 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.

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

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

Sorry, I missed that - I did do a very cursory scan and didn't see
anything Windows specific. Guess that's what happens when you scan a
little too quickly/lightly.

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