[Samba] Samba4 AD and Zimbra LDAP server

Petros Petros.Listig at fdrive.com.au
Tue Feb 25 17:50:36 MST 2014

Hi all,

I plan to upgrade Samba to be a AD server (using FreeBSD)

I also have a Zimbra mail server using internal LDAP (it is OpenLDAP  
with a schema suitable for the mail server)

At the moment I bind a few other web applications (Redmine, a wiki  
etc) to the Zimbra server for LDAP authorisation.

Of course, I would like to simplify user experience by using the same  
user/password for the Samba domain too.

Zimbra using Samba4 LDAP or the other way around.. all seems to be  
tricky and it all feels unsupported/experimental..

I also thought about a password synchronisation as a "poor man's  
solution" but I am not sure whether this is achievable, e.g. using  
ldapsearch and friends. I am also not sure about the format used by  
both LDAP servers yet, vaguely remembering Windows using MD4 in the  
past or so.

Any help and recommendation would be appreciated.


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