[Samba] Create domain from ldif files is possible?

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Dec 29 09:08:22 UTC 2022

On 29/12/2022 04:01, Anderson Sampaio Mello via samba wrote:
> Hello samba team.
> Is it possible to create a domain from .ldif files?
> For example, the samba-tool domain classicupgrade command upgrades the
> domain and reuses the domain SID, user accounts, and other legacy samba
> objects.
> I believe that the samba-tool domain classicupgrade command in this process
> uses predefined ldif files and only imports information from the previous
> backend database (tdbsam or ldapsam).
> Would any of you gentlemen know the answer or give an example if possible?
> Thank you all.

The answer to your question is yes and no.

Yes, because that is how provisioning a Samba AD domain works (which is 
run as part of the classicupgrade).

No, because the ldifs are predefined in such a way that you end up with 
an AD domain, you cannot alter them.

Perhaps if you were to explain just what you want to do and why you want 
to do it, we may be able to help more.


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