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GNU/Linux and Microsoft Active Directory

LinuxOpenLDAPOpen SourceSamba There's an interesting interview video with Gerald Carter of Samba and Likewise Software talking about Likewise Open:

Likewise Open is an open source, community project sponsored by Likewise Software to integrate Linux, Unix, and Mac in Microsoft Active Directory and authenticate users with their domain credentials. Likewise Open is licensed under the open source licensing so you can download it for free. Or, if you would like to become involved with the project, join one of the community mailing lists and discuss Likewise Open with other users and developers.


Suretec use Likewise Open for some of its cusomters and it's very good if you need to go down that route....

Solutions for creating a Samba4 OpenLDAP backend

OpenLDAPOpen SourceSamba Things are looking better for the future of Samba and OpenLDAP working together:


If we get this much done, then I think Samba4 and OpenLDAP can continue
the forward march. I look forward to having Samba4 'powered by
OpenLDAP', because without it (or a Fedora DS backend, with whom I'm
having a similar discussion) Samba4 does not have a replicated
deployment modal.