[Samba] Samba4 Integration With Google

Ciro Iriarte cyruspy at gmail.com
Sat Jan 19 15:02:45 MST 2013

2013/1/16 Varoujan Avanessians <vavanessians at accoes.com>

> Hello everone,
> In my Company we are going through a network redesign and Planning to
> retire our Novel edirectory, and Novel Servers and replace them with Samba4
> (Over 150 Servers). We have setup a Samba4 test environment which seems to
> be working well so far. We are an organization with multiple locations and
> over 1200 users, we are also very heavy users of google apps. I have couple
> of questions that I need help with.
> 1- Is it possible to Integrate samba4 with Google Apps for Single sign-on,
> I know google has and application that Integrates Microsoft Active
> Directory with Google Apps, so I assume it should be possible with Samba4
> too. Has anyone tried and used this feature with success?
> 2- We already have over 1200 accounts on Google. Is there a way to Import
> these user accounts into samba4?
> I would really appreciate any help in this matter and welcome any
> additional suggestions that you may have for a Project of this magnitude.
> --
> *Varouj (V.J.) Avanessians | Sr. Linux Sys Administrator | ACCO Engineered
> Systems*
> 6265 San Fernando Rd | Glendale, California | 91201- 2214
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> *
Well, having and LDAP directory as your Samba backend could help. GApps has
an LDAP sync tool, the only downside is that it needs the password to be
hashed with SHA1 or MD5 without salt (less secure).


Ciro Iriarte

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