[Samba] Adding users with ldif file

RhineDevil tanyadegurechaff at disroot.org
Thu Jul 16 11:22:50 UTC 2020

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 11:45:19 +0100 Rowland penny via samba <samba at lists.samba.org>:
> On 16/07/2020 11:24, RhineDevil wrote:
> > Thu, 16 Jul 2020 10:56:58 +0100 Rowland penny via samba <samba at lists.samba.org>:
> >> On 16/07/2020 10:39, RhineDevil wrote:
> >>> Thu, 16 Jul 2020 10:31:04 +0100 Rowland penny via samba <samba at lists.samba.org>:
> >>>> On 16/07/2020 10:14, RhineDevil via samba wrote:
> >>>>> How could I add users and groups using ldif files without interacting with samba-tool?
> >>>> You will need to write your own scripts around ldapmodify or ldbmodify.
> >>>>
> >>>> Rowland
> >>>>
> >>> Yes but what fields are required and what autogenerated?
> >>> Could I have a basic example?
> >> It depends on whether we are talking about pure Windows users & groups
> >> or Unix users & groups. I suppose it also depends on where you are going
> >> to administrate them from.
> >>
> >> Can I ask what is wrong with using samba-tool ?
> >>
> >> Rowland
> >>
> > AFAIK doesn't allow full 1:1 export about gecos, shell and various things from /etc/ flat files
> > We're talking about Unix users and groups, but made in a way that they're both available in the AD and in NIS. This obviously takes as requirement that RFC2307 was enabled during installation
> No it doesn't, first, all the RFC2307 attributes are available from the 
> standard AD schema, what isn't installed is the ldif required by IDMU. 
> Secondly, samba-tool can add the required RFC2307 attributes when you 
> create a user or group, you just need to add the required switches to 
> the command. See 'samba-tool user create --help' and 'samba-tool group 
> add --help' for more info and examples.
> Rowland
What's IDMU? Yeah I knew how to add RFC2307 support, didn't explain well
Seen right now the samba-tool user create options, they look nice, maybe migration would be more easy than I thought

And about other data normally supported by a full schema like /etc/aliases /etc/fstab (potentially) /etc/hosts, /etc/networks, /etc/protocols, /etc/rpc, /etc/services and /etc/netgroup?
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