Samba3 domain controller howto?
tajudd at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 03:11:28 UTC 2009
yes, you are mis-understanding
samba itself is a NT4-type domain.
samba can use authentication backends that include passwd files, LDAP
and kerberos. Active directory is a requirement to use LDAP, whereas
samba is offering it as a auth backend only.
fine line, I know.
IOW, whereas Active Directory - as a technology:
Uses kerberos for authorization
Uses LDAP for a storage backend for Kerberos
Uses user at domain logins (thanks to Kerberos),
Uses other techs not related to this thread
NT4-style domains - as a technology:
Not using Kerberos
Not using LDAP storage
Samba allows it's authorization backend to offer more possibilities
than NT4's own methods. Such as passwd files, LDAP, Kerberos, etc.
It's technology vs technology, not product vs product.
On 6/7/09, Olivier Nicole <on at cs.ait.ac.th> wrote:
>> Samba is still only a NT4-type
>> DC, no Active Directory type of function (Group Policies, user at domain
>> logins, kerberos, ldap, etc)
> I am not sure if I understand you well, but my samba is authenticating
> users agaiinst LDAP.
> Best regards,
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