On Fri, 2013-06-28 at 14:09 +0800, Mail Robot wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I am new to this mailing list.
> At the moment I would like to migrate all of my users from Microsoft
> Active Directory to Open Source, and what I have in mind is getting it
> into Samba 4.
> In extending the functionality of it, I decided to intergrate FreeIPA
> as the backend to Samba 4.
> I saw some obsolete reference on how to use FreeIPA as Samba 4
> backend, but I don't know where are the new reference.
> Herewith I would seek advise on how to go for my mission.

Sorry to foil your plans but FreIPa cannot be used as an LDAP backend to
We abandoned that path a few years ago as it became clear it was highly
unlikely it would work.

What we've done is that we change our integratioj strategy and
introduced cross-realm trusts that would with Active Directory. In the
future this should work also with Samba4, but Samba4 code base currently
lacks support for cross-forest trusts.


Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York

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