I am currently in the process of rolling out a new zimbra install for my company. What I would like to do is to have a Samba server authenticate against zimbra's ldap only. Is it possible to do this without making the samba box act as a DC and is it also possible to do without adding to the original zimbra ldap schema?
All the information I have found seems to be about creating a Domain controller which isn't what I require. I have tried to follow how-to's in samba documentation but I can't seem to authenticate properly which makes me guess I'm missing something that zimbra does differently?

If anyone has accomplished this please provide me with a bit of guidance as I have been unsuccessful so far in achieving this goal.