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[openFATE 120091] Samba LDAP configuration
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  • Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 16:34:09 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: Christoph Thiel (cthiel1)
Feature #120091, revision 43
Title: Samba LDAP configuration

openSUSE-10.2: Rejected by Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger)
reject date: 2006-10-17 10:01:44
reject reason: postponed.
Requester: Desirable
Projectmanager: Desirable

openSUSE-10.3: Rejected by Stanislav Visnovsky (visnov)
reject date: 2007-08-01 16:19:54
reject reason: Out of time.
Requester: Desirable
Projectmanager: Desirable

openSUSE-11.2: Rejected by Christoph Thiel (cthiel1)
reject date: 2009-04-20 17:41:19
reject reason: -ENORESOURCES
Requester: Desirable
Projectmanager: Desirable

- openSUSE-11.3: Evaluation
+ openSUSE-11.3: Rejected by (cthiel1)
+ reject date: 2010-03-08 16:34:03
+ reject reason: out of resources for 11.3.
Requester: Desirable
Projectmanager: Desirable

Requested by: Lars Müller (lmuelle)

Make LDAP easily configurable, for example by introducing a special
LDAP tab.
Also see bug 41306 (

#3: Lars Müller (lmuelle) (2006-08-01 13:44:45)
A system should recognize if we have a local LDAP server configured and
running. In this case the Samba configuration should use LDAP as passdb
backend and for the other config cases mentioned in bug 56306 by
Do we announce a LDAP server by SLP? Then we might even use this
information for a reasonable suggestion.
We, Ralf Haferkamp, Guenther Deschner, and me, discussed this for SLES
10 SP 1.

#4: Ralf Flaxa (ralfflaxa) (2006-08-13 15:09:29)
Is it easily possible to detect a local LDAP server? If so I am not
against this. But as it changes the default behaviour compared to SLES
10 GA I would suggest to show a popup window "local LDAP server found,
do you want to use it" and default to "yes". This way we could warn
former users about the new behaviour but also make it easier for new
installations. Would this be ok for you?

#5: Ralf Haferkamp (rhafer) (2006-09-05 16:48:16)
Detecting a local LDAP Server is easy. E.g. just starting a simple LDAP
query against localhost should do it. Another possiblity would be to
use chkconfig to check if the ldap init script is enabled.
There are multiple ways to detect if there an LDAP Server running in
the local network:
* SLP (OpenLDAP can register at an SLP daemon, AFAIK eDirectory can do
so as well)
* DNS SRV Records. This is how it is done in Windows. Unfortunately our
DNS-Server module doesn't support managing SRV Records yet (see also
Feature #120091)
* Check the /etc/ldap.conf (or /etc/openldap/ldap.conf) and test if the
server configured there is reachable.
After a server has be detected the YaST module would also need to check
if it has the required Schema installed. This should be doable via some
additional LDAP queries. If the server is running locally it could also
offer to update the server's configuration, when needed.

#6: Ralf Flaxa (ralfflaxa) (2007-01-17 14:52:44)
Changing the state to eval by TL to find out what the status is. I
assume this has not been done given the lack of priority. So either
mark it as Done or let me know and I will reject it.

#7: Jiri Srain (jsrain) (2007-01-17 16:00:07) (reply to #6)
No, it has not been implemented.

#8: Jiri Srain (jsrain) (2007-08-01 16:14:59)
Please, postpone. running out of time.

#11: Christoph Thiel (cthiel1) (2010-02-12 11:28:49) (reply to #10)
Michael, unfortunately we won't be able to commit to this feature at
this point in time. We'll keep it open, but with WebYaST and SP1 we
currently don't have any resources to work on this.

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