[Samba] working well with sssd

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Sep 23 09:04:20 UTC 2021

On Thu, 2021-09-23 at 10:53 +0200, Ralph Boehme via samba wrote:
> There is a real need.
> -slow

There is also a real need for us to move past this 'we don't even try
to work with sssd' thing.  That is both in terms of working in the code
to make this 'just work' as much as can be done, with clear limitations
specified, and in the practice on the list when queries come up.

sssd has become established in terms of being the AD connector for
Linux workstations and servers that don't run Samba.  We should
congratulate their team for their achievements.  We were in the race,
but didn't win this time.

Shockingly we find that Samba isn't always the centre of the universe,
and sometimes we will need to fit in with the organisational
arrangements where 'best for Samba' isn't the primary criteria.  (Just
as we exist to help linux systems fit into otherwise windows

I would also really love Samba AD to be an even better server to sssd,
and while also a code question, moving past this mode of interaction is
an important step also.

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett (he/him)       https://samba.org/~abartlet/
Samba Team Member (since 2001) https://samba.org
Samba Team Lead, Catalyst IT   https://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

Samba Development and Support, Catalyst IT - Expert Open Source

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