[Samba] Configuring Linux openldap ldapsearch client-side tool to authenticate against a Samba AD server

John R. Graham john_r_graham at mindspring.com
Wed Apr 26 13:37:24 UTC 2023

Thanks, Rowland! That's what I needed to know. I'm now following the 
Setting up Samba as a Domain Member 
article from the Wiki.

- John

On 4/25/23 17:10, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> I still don't fully understand just what you are trying to achieve, to 
> get any method to work, your Linux machine really needs to join the 
> domain.
> If you don't require shares, don't run the Samba smbd daemon, just run 
> winbind. The problem is mapping AD users as Linux users, by using 
> winbind you make the AD users appear as Linux users without creating 
> them on the Linux box. If you do use the Samba tools, you can install 
> the ldb tools (ldbsearch etc), these can use the machine password for 
> most searches.
> Rowland

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