TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

Add LDAP to Samba PDC

Hmm... I have browsed through a few requests for LDAP on other appliances, but is there a way to simply add an LDAP server to the Samaba PDC? Rather, have the Samba PDC server also have an LDAP server. This way it could act as an LDAP server for other appliances (phpBB, wiki, whatever else needs LDAP)

So, basically, is there a way to add an LDAP server to the Samba PDC appliance? 

Liraz Siri's picture

You can add anything to any appliance

We looked into adding LDAP to the Samba PDC when we were developing but decided to leave it out of the first version as it complicated the integration quite a bit. A separate LDAP appliance is planned though. You should be able to install an LDAP server into the Samba PDC appliance just like you could install it into any Ubuntu based server. I hear good things about OpenLDAP. If you get it up and running it would be great if you could share your experience on the forum. Good luck!

Hmmm...I'll give it a try

I am no LDAP expert ----- yet.  I am interested to hear more about the LDAP appliance which is planned. How will this tie into the PDC or file server, if at all? Can I ask .... ETA?

There are a few How-To's on getting LDAP working with Ubuntu. I have tried with recent bare installs which resulted in zero luck. However, I'll give it a try with the PDC appliance and see how it goes. 

Liraz Siri's picture

No hard schedules

Unfortunately it's very difficult to give precise ETAs for this sort of thing. I can tell you it's on our radar. Meanwhile, one of the great things about an open source project like TurnKey Linux is that community (that's you or any one else that's interested) can pitch in and help us pick up the pace (e.g., with TKLPatch). See our development page for details.

Any updates on an LDAP appliance?

It's been a while now... any updates on when this might happen?

Liraz Siri's picture

Not yet but you can help make it happen

Unfortunately there is only so much we have the resources to do ourselves. We're working on the Hub, backup and migration, upgrading to Lucid. We haven't gotten to TurnKey LDAP yet.

The best way to make this happen is to help via TKLPatch development.

LDAP Server

Take a look at Resara http://www.resara.com, it might be the simple solution you are looking for. I have used it in many small businesses and absolutly love it. 

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