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).
Head over to the Apache Directory Studio and install the latest version for your operating system.
Click on <button>Check Network Parameter</button> to sanity check the settings. You may see a certificate warning - you know the routine. Continue on to the next step in the wizard.
Authentication is the next step in the wizard. Enter the following details:
Click on <button>Check Authentication</button> to check authentication. If all goes well, finish up the wizard.
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!