[Samba] Help needed with installation

Jeroen Baten jbaten at i2rs.nl
Fri Dec 10 14:31:09 UTC 2021

Op 10-12-2021 om 15:25 schreef Rowland Penny via samba:
> On Fri, 2021-12-10 at 14:13 +0000, Jeroen Baten via samba wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am trying to connect an Ubuntu 20.04 samba server to FreeIPA
>> (running
>> on CentOS).
>> On Ubuntu I get " No builtin nor plugin backend for ipasam found",
>> the
>> smb.conf has "passdb backend = ipasam:ldap://ipa.company.com".
>> What am I missing?
> The fact that you cannot build ipasam.so on Ubuntu.
>> What book to buy? What RTFM did I miss?
> This bug report:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/samba/+bug/1552249
Yes, I found that but it started in 2016 so I hoped it would be 
>> I really searched a lot but to no avail. Help!
> How about running a Samba AD DC instead of freeipa ?

I know Samba is an amazing project, but is that setup usable for central 
user management for other applications? With an LDAP backend for those 
apps not living in a Windows world?

Somebody suggested killing the Ubuntu fileserver and switch to CentOS 8. 
That seems to work.

Does that mean that Samba works better on CentOS than on Ubuntu? Somehow 
I would not expect Ubuntu or Canonical to shoot themselves in the foot 
by not supporting authenticating Samba to a pretty well known standard 
product like FreeIPA. But maybe I am missing the point here.

> Rowland
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