[Samba] External Authentication

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Apr 12 07:55:52 UTC 2019

On Fri, 2019-04-12 at 09:23 +0200, Christian Naumer via samba wrote:
> What Rowland didn't say but what he was trying to get across is that
> Microsoft deprecated NT-domains years ago. They broke compatibility
> to
> them in win10 twice already. It is just a mater of time until they
> won't
> fix them if they break them again. So an ActiveDirectory is the way
> that
> MS will want you to go.
> If you still want stick to an old style NT domain you can just take
> your
> old smb.conf and use it with samba4. With newer version you might
> need
> small changes but the code for the NT domains is still there. But you
> might wake up one morning after an MS update and nothing works. And
> you
> will not be able to fix it.
> Regards


This is really, really well put.

It would be great to have something like this in https://wiki.samba.org

I loved the old LDAP backend, it was a great bridge between worlds, but
once Microsoft implemented their own LDAP server in AD our hands became
tied: either follow or perish.  We chose to implement AD and it has
since gone from strength to strength.  

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