Wednesday, May 22, 2013

samba4app - SerNet's Samba4 Appliance

by Michael Adam (Samba Team)

Wednesday, 22.05.2013, London II, 16:30-17:00 Uhr

With the release of Samba 4.0 in December 2012, an Open Source implementation of an Active Directory compatible domain controller has finally become available.

In the pre-release phase of Samba 4, SerNet has started to provide a Debian based Software appliance built around Samba 4. The original motivation of this appliance was to make it very easy to test Samba 4 features. With version 1.0 of "samba4app", SerNet now goes the next step and wants to make their appliance useful for small businesses: In addition to the menu-driven installer and Domain-configuration wizard (dcpromo), samba4app now additionally features the Zarafa groupware along with a configuration wizard, and a webmin configuration interface for many aspects of the system.

This presentation describes the design and features of samba4app 1.0 and demonstrates its most important and compelling features.

About the author Michael Adam:

Michael Adam has studied mathematics and computer science. As a software engineer and consultant, he leads the Samba Team at SerNet GmbH in Göttingen. As a member of the international Samba Team, Michael is currently one of the main contributors to Samba. He focusses on clustered Samba and support for SMB 3 and was significantly involved in the release of Samba 4.0.