Migrating 515 server from AD to Samba (sambaXP 2020)

How to migrate 515 servers from AD to Samba? This talk from the sambaXP 2020 by Caglar Ulkuderner gives an answer.  Ulkuderner is Managing Partner of Profelis IT based in Turkey (LinkedIn). 


The Turkish Government decided to move to open source technology around 2013. After this decision Profelis worked on a desktop server migration project and developed an OpenSuse based distribution called Gibux.

37.000+ desktop were migrated in 3 years. After this migration, the Ministry approved AD servers migration to Samba4. Today 515 servers countrywide use Samba as Authentication. This is the story of one of the biggest open source migration projects in Turkey.  Slides (PDF)

About the "sambaXP 2020 Retrospective"

In this series we will present recordings of the sambaXP 2020 in the coming weeks. These were selected by SerNet's "Team Samba". The 19th edition of the international conference on the open source software Samba took place from 26 - 28 May 2020 for the first time exclusively in digital form. Due to the changed event format and the use of an online conference platform, organizer SerNet is able to offer all talks as videos for viewing (link).

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