[Samba] Using samba-python to query AD? Status of API?

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 15:06:22 UTC 2015

On 05/11/15 14:59, pisymbol . wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 4:44 PM, Rowland Penny
> <rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ah, you want to search AD with python, as in 'ldbsearch -H
>> /usr/local/samba/private/sam.ldb' (this will dump the AD database)
>> You will find lots of 'examples' in the python 'samba' directory that an
>> install of a samba DC creates, these are used by samba-tool, well actually,
>> they are samba-tool :-)
> No, I don't want to dump the LDB, I want to query an actual Windows DC
> (same as 'net ads search' command).

That was just an example, but why are you asking on a Samba mailing list 
for information on howto query a windows DC??

You can use ldbsearch or ldapsearch for this, or use windows tools from 
a windows machine.


>> Also have a look here:
>> https://www.samba.org/~jelmer/samba4-python/moduleIndex.html
> That module listing is not very helpful in itself, but I'll take a
> look at the samba test examples to try to get a feel for it.
> -aps

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