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Re: LDAP - Samba

All your questions are covered in Chapter 5 of the Samba Guide
available at http://www.samba.org


On 29/12/2008, Terry Haley <terry_haley@dfci.harvard.edu> wrote:
> Ok, I'm trying to wrangle this under control with this setup I've
> inherited and have run across a few speed bumps. Here's the state of
> things as is.
> I've made a few changes to the setup thinking that I've fixed an issue
> or two and have in fact only confused myself and possibly my
> configuration. The downside is that I don't know a few key passwords
> that was used in the original setup. (yay no overlap with my
> predecessor).
> I have a samba server acting as my PDC with an LDAP server used for
> authentication. Question #1: the password contained within the LDAP
> directory for my 'admin' account should = the 'rootpw' entry in
> slapd.conf correct?
> Question #2: the 'ldap admin dn' entry in my smb.conf file should
> equal the 'rootdn' entry in my slapd.conf file, afterwhich, this
> should be updated to samba using smbpasswd -w correct?
> Question #3: the 'admin users' entry within the smb.conf are the users
> that allow access to the domain correct?
> Currently, what I'm working with here is that I don't know the 'admin,
> samba or the samba-admin' passwords. The samba-admin account is just
> an LDAP admin account but Not the root account. This should be fixed
> to the above question 2 yes? I would like to change all of these
> passwords but am fearful that I could make things worse.
> Also, regarding the components on my network (machines specifically),
> will there be an issue if I change the 'samba' account (domain
> account) password with their ability to connect to the domain?
> Thank you in advance for any help and advice!
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