[Samba] Protocol differences between RFC and Active Directory?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Mar 17 21:26:36 UTC 2022

On Thu, 2022-03-17 at 21:54 +0100, HolyTaint via samba wrote:
> What are the protocol differences between RFC LDAP and Active
> Directory LDAP implementation that make hard if not impossible having
> OpenLDAP taking samba role as AD LDAP interface?
> Ex, single common name, then?

There are a lot.  The thing that trips up most is authenticated by
default, but the schema is just different, the typical layouts are

If there are particular niggles that really annoy, we could take
patches provided they don't break AD behaviour, eg accepting the
OpenLDAP password change control.

Andrew Bartlett

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