I'd like to move to some kind of centralized user management system, and the best options seem to be:
- Create a Samba domain, add users and computers to it, and manage this all from the Qnap. Will also need a second Qnap as a BDC
- Use Entra ID as everyone already has an email through Microsoft 365, and it looks like I can configure the Qnap to sync permissions from Entra
But I haven't used Samba to create a PDC/BDC on Qnap before, and I don't see much documentation on the Internet which suggests not many are doing it, so that might be a dead-end long term. That said, group policies, folder redirection, and all those old-school features would be useful in this environment.
I'd love guidance of those who've made this decision before.