[Samba] web admin ui for samba AD

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Sep 13 17:43:02 UTC 2016

On Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:03:12 -0700
David Bear via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> 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?
> >

I you talking about something like the attached screenshot ?


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