[Samba] How to configure passdb backend with LDAP
rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 31 17:53:19 UTC 2015
On 31/07/15 18:12, Bernd Glückert wrote:
> Hi Rowland,
> > If you mean 'can I set up samba 4 as an AD DC with an LDAP backend
> > instead of the builtin LDAP server' then the answer is no.
> does samba 4 works with external LDAP server if it isn't working as AD
> DC? I'm a bit confused because I want to update from samba 3 to 4 and
> using our internal LDAP server to authenticate the users.
> cu - Bernd
Anything that can be done with samba 3 can be done with samba 4, be that
being a standalone server, NT-4 style PDC or BDC, or even an AD DC
You can use LDAP for storing users, groups etc, you can use the tdbsam
backend instead if you want.
All samba 4 does that is different, is that it gives you the option to
have an Active Directory domain, but to do this, you must use the
built-in LDAP, you cannot use an external LDAP server.
Hopes this answers your questions, if not, just ask.
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