How to configure OpenLDAP with samba integration.

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How to configure OpenLDAP with samba integration.

Postby gardenair » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:46 am

AOA,
I want to replace my windows server 2003 with Linux box to just authenticate my windows xp users from the server. To do it i first install centos 5.1 in my system and connect with my 2nd computer which is windows xp.
I have already google for OpenLDAP with samba integration but these are two much complicated ,like it add,ssh,iptables etc.
I need the very basic steps to configure openldap with samba. Anyone kindly share with me.

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Re: How to configure OpenLDAP with samba integration.

Postby aquiline » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:43 am

Hello Dear!
There are number of options, depending on your requirements.
to just authenticate my windows xp users from the server.

--> Samba, Stable version is very good, just test it.
for OpenLDAP with samba integration

---> I am still considering to deploy SAMBA-4, it has "Internal LDAP server, with AD semantics ". I am going to test SAMBA-4, before deployment in our network, mostly windows system. To setup Samba-4 with Domain Controller functions, please see the details:
:arrow: Samba4 http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4
:arrow: Samba4/HOWTO http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/HOWTO
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Re: How to configure OpenLDAP with samba integration.

Postby gardenair » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:47 pm

Thanks for the reply.Well I want to use Open LDAP to authenticate windows xp users.
Well what it means "for OpenLDAP with samba integration" when we configure ldap it does not integrate with samba ? Why we integrate openLDAP with samba ?

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Re: How to configure OpenLDAP with samba integration.

Postby aquiline » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:15 pm

Why we integrate openLDAP with samba ?

Okay! Simply I don't know the exact answer, but in my setup, WIN-XP systems use "Domain" in Windows environment for centralized authentication. You can Google for only Openldap authentication for Win-XP system. I don't tested, but think it's possible in Linux Systems, to be authenticated by Openldap without Samba Intergration... Whereas Win-Xp system, first join the Domain (in linux case use Samba's Domain Controller feature) then, they can be authenticated by Openldap or simply Samba's authentication system. So in my setup Samba is for file/print sharing with Domain Controller services and authentication is being handled by Openldap.
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Re: How to configure OpenLDAP with samba integration.

Postby gardenair » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:03 pm

Thanks for the reply.Well i know how to join samba server with windows xp. My aim is to authenticate windows xp machine by openLDAP. If u have any mantual please must share it with me.

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Re: How to configure OpenLDAP with samba integration.

Postby aquiline » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:42 am

Well! man please see the links below for details, I didn't have any manual, my only manual is Google :D
:arrow: :idea:
Samba4 > http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4
Samba4/HOWTO > http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/HOWTO
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Re: How to configure OpenLDAP with samba integration.

Postby aquiline » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:39 pm

Yes you can test another wonderful solution:

The enterprise-class Open Source LDAP server for Linux. It is hardened by real-world use, is full-featured, supports multi-master replication, and already handles many of the largest LDAP deployments in the world. The 389 Directory Server can be downloaded for free and set up in less than an hour using the graphical console.

:arrow: http://directory.fedoraproject.org/
:arrow: http://directory.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features
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Re: How to configure OpenLDAP with samba integration.

Postby aquiline » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:36 pm

&& it's really interesting to dig more :D :P :lol: Here's more details:

:arrow: Ubuntu 10.04 Samba Primary Domain Controller Tutorial
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1683595

Also please see the Post# 10 by "bmullan" you may test that...!
As mentioned in that post, see more @
"Resara Server Community Edition is an open source Linux domain controller and file server solution based on Samba4. It is incredibly easy-to-use and requires no Linux expertise to setup or maintain."
http://www.resara.org/
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Re: How to configure OpenLDAP with samba integration.

Postby gardenair » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:37 am

Thanks every body for the help. Well On the net there are many tutorials on openldap & samba integration. Mostly 90% are on Ubuntu which is a :shock: for me. I have experties on Fedora,Centos & RHEL 5. By defauly samba & open ldap is by default installed in my linux box.

For configuring any server I normally make steps which I take during configuration so next time I may save time to configure it. People in this forum may be have their configuration steps of file for ldap & samba.So if any one have please must share with me.I am trying to work on this project since end of December but still i am unable to do anything regarding to configuration of openldap & samba.

It is a big task for me & I want to replace it with my windows server 2003 so my windowx xp users authenticate with my LINUX BOX.

Thanks in advance,
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Re: How to configure OpenLDAP with samba integration.

Postby aquiline » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:21 pm

Well! it's may be late :D but can be helpful...!
Have a Look Samba4 as Active Directory on CentOS (Red Hat Base) 6.2
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Re: How to configure OpenLDAP with samba integration.

Postby nomankhn » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:12 am

aquiline wrote:Yes you can test another wonderful solution:

The enterprise-class Open Source LDAP server for Linux. It is hardened by real-world use, is full-featured, supports multi-master replication, and already handles many of the largest LDAP deployments in the world. The 389 Directory Server can be downloaded for free and set up in less than an hour using the graphical console.

:arrow: http://directory.fedoraproject.org/
:arrow: http://directory.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features


Well this is exactly the wonderfull solution but you need study and try hard to accomplish this. If you can't do that then inform any senior member he will do that may be your company need to pay it for his service, but best solution is R&D, you will resolve many other complicated issues during this session.
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Re: How to configure OpenLDAP with samba integration.

Postby aquiline » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:42 am

:idea: :arrow:
The Samba development team, through Jeremy Allison, proudly announced a few minutes ago (December 11, 2012) that the final and stable release of the highly anticipated Samba 4.0 authentication and print server suite for Microsoft Windows clients is now available for download.

After 10 years of hard work, the Samba 4.0 software is the first free compatible and reliable implementation of Microsoft’s Active Directory protocols, supporting all versions of Microsoft Windows clients, including Windows 8. It features support for Group Policy, Windows Administration tools and Roaming Profiles.

“Samba 4.0 comprises an LDAP directory server, Heimdal Kerberos authentication server, a secure Dynamic DNS server, and implementations of all necessary remote procedure calls for Active Directory.”

“Samba 4.0 provides everything needed to serve as an Active Directory Compatible Domain Controller for all versions of Microsoft Windows clients currently supported by Microsoft, including the recently released Windows 8.” was stated in the official release announcement.

:arrow: Samba 4.0 Released, Supports Windows 8
:arrow: Samba 4.0.0 Available for Download
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