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Re: [Samba] FreeIPA + samba 4, any news?

From: Andrew Bartlett <abartlet_at_nospam>
Date: Tue May 11 2010 - 01:21:16 GMT
To: Juan Pablo Lorier <>

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.

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