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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).

Configuration

Connect

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 LDAP|New Connection
  • Enter the following details:
    • Connection Name: pick a name
    • Hostname: the IP or hostname of the ClearOS system
    • Port: 389
    • Encryption Method: Try Use StartTLS first, but fall back to No Encryption if the authentication fails (see next section)

Click on to sanity check the settings. You may see a certificate warning - you know the routine. Continue on to the next step in the wizard.

Connect Apache Directory Studio to Samba 4 on ClearOS

Authentication

Authentication is the next step in the wizard. Enter the following details:

  • Authentication Method: Simple Authentication
  • Bind DN or User: Adminstrator@example.com (realm)
  • Bind Password: the password you specified to initialize Samba Directory

Click on to check authentication. If all goes well, finish up the wizard.

Authenticate Apache Directory Studio to Samba 4 on ClearOS

Browse

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!

Browse Samba 4 on ClearOS using Apache Directory Studio

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