[Samba] Samba 4 "Trigger" when user is created???

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Nov 14 15:17:16 MST 2014

On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 10:40:16PM +1300, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-11-12 at 12:54 -0800, Greg Zartman wrote:
> > I am working to deploy Samba4 on the SME Server:  A customized version of
> > Centos with a web management GUI and configuration API.
> > 
> > One of the challenges we see is how we synchronize our SME Server
> > configuration API with users who are created using tools outside of *nix.
> > For example if a user were created using the windows administration tools.
> > 
> > Are there any triggers in Samba that could be set to let the system know a
> > new user was created by tools other than those provided by Samba?
> We do some things internally when a new user is created - the samldb
> module is one of the (many) places we hook on, in our ldb module stack.
> But yes, we don't call out to an external script any more.  We also have
> to be a bit careful when doing so, as we would still be under the
> transaction lock. 
> I agree we can improve in this area.  We wouldn't match AD any more -
> all the servers would have to be matching Samba servers - but we should
> do better.  Ideally we would re-use the existing option, to keep things
> consistent. 

Couldn't we just add the hook inside:


just before we return NT_STATUS_OK ?

That would be the old-school way to do it :-).

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