From: Bernd Markgraf on

I'm not a developer but am using S4 as PDC for our Windows domain.
Samba's LDAP+Kerberos also serve a number of Solaris and Linux machines
with users, automount maps and all the things I needed so far.
As expected (and the main reason to use S4) all clients use the same
user credentials. So far I've seen no real problems. Ok there were a few
smaller issues initially, but thanks to the Samba team those were
resolved pretty fast. So I'm a happy user now.
Of course as this is still work in progress, so your mileage may vary.


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From: Andrew Bartlett on
On Mon, 2010-05-10 at 11:06 -0700, Juan Pablo Lorier wrote:
> Hi people,
> I'm trying to move from windows PDC to samba, and I'm waiting a bit
> until samba 4 gets a little more mature. What I also want to use is
> FreeIPA as I need an LDAP+Kerberos environment not only for samba but
> also for the rest of the services.
> Here is where I quite don't know really what is in samba's developers
> mind, so I don't know if I can use samba's ldap for multipurpose or
> need to build an ldap for the other services and then get samba to use
> it.

If the other services you want to use will talk to an AD-like schema,
there is no reason why you can't use Samba4 for that.

> Any one to spread some light on this?
> Regards,

For information on FreeIPA, you are best to ask them. I continue to
work with them to ensure that Fedora DS/'389' can work as a Samba4
backend, but beyond that I don't know their status (and it's not very
clear on their wiki).

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.