[Samba] samba4 and sssd and user mapping

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Mon Jan 27 10:04:00 MST 2014

On 27/01/14 16:53, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 02:16:55PM +0000, Rowland Penny wrote:
>> You can run smbd without winbind even being installed, but just what
>> are you going to with winbind if smbd is not installed.
> Provide single-sign-on with offline capability to a Linux
> workstation in a Microsoft-AD environment ?
> I say this because I got sent to Paris (*) a long time ago
> to fix a winbind bug at a customer who was doing precisely
> that :-). I think Guenther later got sent to the same customer
> to fix a follow-on issue :-).
> Of course this was before sssd had been created, and
> I don't know the sssd code at all (although I greatly
> respect Simo and the Red Hat Team that created it)
> but winbind is perfectly capable in this scenario.
After asking the question on the sssd mailing list, Simo reckons that he 
will have most of the code in place to replace winbind with sssd, as he 
put it, by the end of spring (this year, northern hemisphere)


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