Bug 509343 - RFE: extend functionality of winbindd for other NSS databases
RFE: extend functionality of winbindd for other NSS databases
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: samba (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Simo Sorce
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Reported: 2009-07-02 07:36 EDT by Ondrej Valousek
Modified: 2009-08-13 05:28 EDT (History)
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Description Ondrej Valousek 2009-07-02 07:36:03 EDT
Description of problem:
winbind can be currently used by a NSS switch to gather Unix attributes form users/groups in Windows 2008 Active Directory using RFC2307 schema. This approach is much better than using nss_ldap.so as nss_ldap can not use machine credentials to access AD.

The only problem with winbindd is, that its functionality is limited to only two databases - passwd and group. However other NSS databases can be stored in Active Directory using RFC2307 schema (like services, protocols, networks....).

Would it be therefore possible to extend functionality of winbindd to cover more NSS databases please?

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winbind can not enumerate other system databases than passwd and group

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winbind should be able to coper other system databases, too.

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Comment 1 Simo Sorce 2009-08-13 05:28:34 EDT
This is a quite big task and requires buy in from Upstream.
At the moment there doesn't seem to be interest from the samba community to provide this functionality.
I suggest you make this request upstream, then this functionality can be probably included in the next major RHEL version.

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