[Samba] Manage unix users from AD

mourik jan heupink heupink at merit.unu.edu
Tue Jan 28 09:42:46 MST 2014

> Works nice, but that happens on first login time, not on provision time.
> He was asking for the moment he - the admin - creates the user on AD,
> can be a month before the new employee effectively start working.
> Meanwhile he is already receiving mails, ahead of his start, for example.
Ok, our mailserver (dovecot) checks ldap to verify that a particular 
mailaddress exists, and to what mailbox it should be delivered. Plus 
dovecot creates the mailbox, if it does not yet exist. Meaning mail 
delivery works immediately after we add the user to ldap.

You are right about the homedirectory, but [here at least] we don't need 
a homedirectory to exist before the user actually logs on.


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