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Re: [Samba] LDAP group objects?

On Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:53:03 -0600
Daniel Turner <daniel.turner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Sorry, I didn't include enough information.
> Samba installed on Ubuntu 16.04, using ldapsam:ldaps:// as my auth
> "DB" (instead of tdbsam).
> Share created on local storage.
> When I connect to the share from a windows machine and attempt to
> change the security settings for a folder or file I can search for
> users and see all of the users on the LDAP server - as expected.
> However, I don't see any LDAP groups.
> Really my question is, what objectClass type does Samba look for when
> querying LDAP for groups? I'm wondering if the LDAP server I'm
> connected to is configured to use the wrong objectClass for groups.
> Or, does Samba simply not show the groups listed in LDAP in this
> situation? I.E, is this expected behavior?

No, it is not expected behaviour, It might help if you could post your

Depending on how you have Samba set up, you may need different
objectclasse, but the main ones for a group are 'posixGroup' and


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