[Samba] web admin ui for samba AD

Ioan Eugen Stan ieugen at netdava.com
Tue Sep 13 19:40:48 UTC 2016

I would also go the API route. The idea is to build an API that clients
can consume. This is the most flexible way. I have the expertise in
building API's, I lack Samba/ AD expertise and of course, time :)

I hope to make some time during winter hollidays to work on something.


On 13.09.2016 20:03, David Bear via samba wrote:
> On 09/12/2016 01:17 PM, Jeff Sadowski via samba wrote:
>> This thread has me thinking about good ways to use python with web pages.
>> Maybe php or just flat HTML for the main page and have python work with cgi
>> to pass information with json's using AJAX
>> Any thoughts on this?
> cgi is probably not what you want to do
> I doubt you want to make things complex by mixing php and python.
> If you have not written stuff in python, you may find you like it better
> than php. I suggest you take a look at pyramid, or flask as one of
> python web frameworks. Probably flask would be good choice.
> I have thought about writing web UI to do most of what an account
> operator would do with the aduc tool. So -- if anyone wants to start a
> project doing using one of the python web frameworks, please announce it
> on this list. I would love to participate.
> I have tried looking at the python api for samba-tool and there is too
> much old information on the web about how to use it so I gave up.
> Perhaps writing a webui using that api would be good we to get it
> documented.
> (but then its been more than a year since I last looked for
> documentation on how to use the python samba api, maybe its changed)
>> I started using php many years ago and always ended up using php itself the
>> same way with an HTML page heavy with javascript that made ajax calls to
>> update itself from other php pages using ajax.
>> Maybe php for authentication with COOKIES?

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