In a previous post, I compared the features and capabilities of Samba winbind and SSSD. In this post, I will focus on formulating a set of criteria for how to choose between SSSD and winbind. In general, my recommendation is to choose SSSD... but there are some notable exceptions.
Is Samba winbind
deprecated? The answer is most certainly: no. The reality is that there’s currently a shift in emphasis from one technology to another and, as always, Red Hat is committed to supporting features and components that are (already) widely adopted and deployed while also making sure we provide support for new deployments to select the best available option. Have you shifted from Samba winbind to SSSD? If not, what’s holding you back? Let me know what you think in the comments section below.