On 04/17/2014 08:38 PM, Will Last wrote:
Many thanks, Bob, for letting me know that I missed the important point as designed, and for giving me the confidence that my setup is correct after scratching my head for two weeks:-D.

So, is there any solution for my case, i.e., *using an already setup freeipa as the primary service, and AD as the secondary (only for those dependent on AD)*, in addition to Petr's suggestion to setup freeipa-AD trust? I prefer to maintain user info in freeipa and let AD sync from freeipa. But unfortunately, this is not designed to be so. Did anyone try the idea of export users from freeipa and then import into AD, since they both use LDAP? At least for the initial pseudo/manual sync. It would be great to share your experience with us.

We are aware of this use case. It is still quite a rare one so we have not addressed it as there are more pressing configurations that are more common. Generally our recommendation in this case will be to rely on the 2-way trusts but it is not implemented yet.

The export import part will work except passwords. Password hashes are different in AD than in IPA (and standard Kerberos/LDAP) so you can sync users but not passwords. The best option is for you to explore the 389 DS sync setup and try to apply it to IPA. But there will be dragons and it might require some development to make plugins work in the right way. IPA has a plugin to the base DS plugin so it might require some adjustment if you want to make two way sync work.
Here is the starting point.



On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 10:16 PM, Rob Crittenden <rcrit...@redhat.com <mailto:rcrit...@redhat.com>> wrote:

    Will Last wrote:


        I have got a freeipa server (pa-server-3.0.0-37) running on
        centos 6.5
        and am trying to set up sync with/to AD on win 2008/R2, basically
        The sync agreement is bi-directional by default. But only AD
        users are
        sync'ed to freeipa and none of the users on freeipa is sync'ed
        to ad,
        which is what I really cared for. Even a re-initialization
        from AD won't
        help (ipa-replica-manage re-initialize --from ad.example.com
        <http://ad.example.com> ). I have turned debugging on

        (nsslapd-errorlog-level to 8192), but did not see any obvious

        Thanks in advance for any help!

    This is working as designed. IPA-only users are not synced to AD.
    The bidirectional part is that changes to an AD user synced to IPA
    on the IPA side will be synced back to AD.


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