[Samba] Samba AD External Authentication to OpenDJ

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Aug 11 10:46:35 UTC 2017

On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:22:12 +0800
Wong Kee Wee via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Currently we have an existing OpenDJ LDAP Server containing our user 
> population.
> We are looking to implement Samba AD to leverage on the GPO to
> managed the end users' workstations and file share centrally.
> We are exploring if it is possible to delegate the user
> authentication to the external OpenDJ so that we will only need to
> manage one set of password for the users.
> I have tried Googling for more information on this integration but
> the best info I can find is this thread back in 2015, where the
> developer stated that it wasn't possible then.
> https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2015-March/189733.html
> Are there any possiblity to authentication with an external source 
> currently or is it still a pipe dream?
> Thank you!

This still will not work, just port your users etc to AD and use this

Do you use OpenDJ for anything other than authentication ?
If so, what ?


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