Posted Dec 1, 2011 20:16 UTC (Thu) by magnus (subscriber, #34778)
Parent article: Releasing Samba 4
Maybe I'm just a tad dense but I haven't been able to understand how Samba4 is supposed to integrate with the rest of the system.
Let's say you have reasonably modern Linux network using LDAP and Kerberos authentication, with NFS4 server and clients.
Now add a Samba4 server and a bunch of Windows clients to the mix. The server has its own LDAP/Kerberos implementation built in as part of the Domain controller, and the windows machines will of course authenticate to this domain.
Are the Unix machines supposed to now also authenticate to the Samba4 server? Or can you chain the Samba4 to use the existing LDAP/Krb as back-end. Or are you forced to have two separate domains and user databases, one for Unix and one for Windows?