Using Apache Directory Studio with Samba Directory - Samba 4
The Samba Directory / Samba 4 AD DC includes an LDAP implementation. In other words, you can connect, view and manage the Samba Directory via a graphical LDAP client. This guide shows you how to connect to your Samba Directory using the
Apache Directory Studio (available for Windows, Mac and Linux).
Head over to the
Apache Directory Studio and install the latest version for your operating system.
Start up Apache Directory Studio
In the menu, click on
Enter the following details:
pick a name
the IP or hostname of the ClearOS system
Encryption Method: Try
Use StartTLS first, but fall back to No Encryption if the authentication fails (see next section)
Check Network Parameter to sanity check the settings. You may see a certificate warning - you know the routine. Continue on to the next step in the wizard.
Authentication is the next step in the wizard. Enter the following details:
Bind DN or User:
the password you specified to initialize Samba Directory
Check Authentication to check authentication. If all goes well, finish up the wizard.
You can now browse around your Samba Directory. We do not recommend changing your directory using this tool unless you know exactly what you are doing!