[Samba] samba4 and sssd and user mapping

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Jan 27 09:55:13 MST 2014

On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 04:14:17PM +0100, Michael Adam wrote:
> Question:
>   What is winbindd that sssd is not?
> Answer:
>   Winbindd is the part of the samba software suite
>   that is developed with samba, and has the responsibilty
>   of doing authentication (e.g. against AD) and id-mapping
>   for smbd. As such it is the component recommended by the
>   samba developers to use (e.g.) in adomain-member-setup
>   along with smbd.
>   sssd, on the other hand, is not developed by the samba team.
>   It is a 3rd party software that can take on similar roles
>   as winbindd in some scenarios. As such it is of course not
>   recommended by the samba developers, even though you might
>   get it to work.

I think "not recommended" might be a bit strong. "Not
tested with in our default builds.." would be a better
statement :-).

I think the sssd developers test with Samba (at least
I hope so :-).


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