How to synchronize users and groups from Active Directory (including passwords) to virtually anything

September 2012.

The situation

You have an Active Directory server with users and groups. You would like those to be synchronized with something else, be it a sql database, an openldap server, a text file, a samba passdb file, etc.

What you need

To achieve this, you will need:

Download, install and configure pSSOd

pSSOd is a collection of perl scripts that provide the synchronization we want.

You can find the scripts on github at:

In this example, the following hosts are involved:

Configure password synchronization on the Windows host