[Samba] How to modify user fields with a command line ?

henri transfert hb.transfert at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 05:46:51 UTC 2016

2016-08-04 17:49 GMT+04:00 Rowland Penny <rpenny at samba.org>:

> On Thu, 4 Aug 2016 16:44:34 +0400
> henri transfert <hb.transfert at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On RSAT , we can see that there are some extra fields for users
> > account like description, office, phone number or email address.
> >
> > I already have hundreds of user accounts in Samba AD but these extra
> > fields have not been fed. I would like to import in particular the
> > email address for each existing users, however I don't find a way to
> > do that with a samba command line.
> >
> > Is there a way to modify these fields on existing users using a samba
> > command line (the next step will be to use this command in a shell
> > script) ?
> >
> No, samba-tool cannot do this, but it should be fairly easy to create a
> bash script using ldb-tools to do this.
> Rowland
Thanks for your help Rowland.

I had a look at the LDB Tools wiki page.
As far as I understand, I have to generate a LDIF file containing all the
changes I want to add to the database, something like :

myLDIF_file :
dn: CN=user1,OU=myOU,DC=mydom,DC=foo,DC=fr
changetype: modify
add: mail
mail: user1 at foo.fr

dn: CN=user2,OU=myOU,DC=mydom,DC=foo,DC=fr
changetype: modify
add: mail
mail: user2 at foo.fr
etc ...

and use $ ldbmodify -H samba_home/private/sam.ldb myLDIF_file to modify the
Samba AD database.
Am I on the right way ?

If yes , where can I find the exact syntax of this special form of LDIF
format ?

Thanks in advance


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