[Samba] What is Samba_dsdb???

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Sat Oct 25 15:43:04 MDT 2014

On 25/10/14 22:37, Greg Zartman wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 1:18 PM, Rowland Penny 
> <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com <mailto:rowlandpenny at googlemail.com>> wrote:
>     As you have run samba-tool provision, you have configured it, and
>     samba4 after provision doesn't use LDAP auth, it uses AD auth, it
>     is an implementation of Active Directory. What you will have now
>     (hopefully) is an AD Domain Controller, this will act like a
>     windows AD DC to control a Domain. You will now have to add users,
>     groups etc, you can do this with ADUC on windows or with samba-tool.
> Thanks for the reply Rowland.
> Is this AD auth backend LDAP compatible?  I'm trying to dump OpenLDAP 
> and use Samba's LDAP for my simple LDAP needs, all of which are user 
> account related.
> Thanks,

To a greater extent yes, but it does not work in the same way, you may 
have to extend the schema, but you cannot use standard openldap schemas 
or ldifs, just what do you need to use AD for ?


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