[Samba] AD LDAP

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Jun 27 09:45:50 UTC 2018

On Wed, 27 Jun 2018 11:31:15 +0200 (CEST)
Michal via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

>   Hi,
>  it there  any way how to look into samba ldap in the same way I can
> look into OpenLdap via LDAPAdmin, ldap tools etc, when I know
> OpenLDAP "root" dn and password? Is there such "root" user for Samba

Samba AD uses its own version of ldap and most, if not all, standard
ldap tools will work with it.
The 'root' user for AD is called 'Administrator', but you are not
restricted to this user, you can use any user that is a member of
'Domain Admins', for instance.

>  We have a lot of scripts based on "ldapsearch" (without
> authentification) and "ldapmodify" (with ldap authentification). It
> would be very unpleasant if we can not use the scripts with SambaAD.

They should work, but you may not need all of them, Samba comes with
'samba-tool' and you can use this to maintain user & groups etc.


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