Samba: meet LDAP

Al Gordon runlevel7 at
Sat Dec 16 04:27:44 UTC 2006

On 12/14/06, Brian Fahrlander <brian at> wrote:
>     I have a customer that's using Samba, and is using LDAP for user
> authentication.  But right now it's just "share level" on Samba, and
> that needs to change.
>     Rather than all sorts of critical details, I was hoping for input
> from folks that have done this- there are many HowTos, as well as the
> Samba site, but I kinda want to pick the brains of people fresh from
> that fight: what's the best way to go about it, especially if it's done
> remotely...

The smbldap thing mentioned by Simon sounds really nice, and I plan on
checking it out.

I've been using the instructions found at the URL below[1] in order to
set up OpenLDAP, Samba and PAM, tying everything together really
nicely with a decent web frontend for user, group and machine account
creation and administration.  I've built a few production systems like
this on Debian Sarge, and tested it on Ubuntu as well.  However, just
recently, I found that the newer version of phpldap, etc. (on Debian
Etch) seem to not work with these instructions, so I had to pin the
phpldap from Debian Sarge in order to get things working.  Chances
are, the same probably applies to newer Ubuntu distros.

I'm really interested in seeing how smbldap works out.  I may migrate to that.


  -- AL --

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