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Old 07-15-2008, 09:00 AM   #1
carlosinfl
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Linux Authentication to Windows Active Directory


I was not clear if this should go in the "Security" or "Networking" section so I played it safe and threw it in the "General" bucket. I am the email administrator for a 500 employee development company. All our servers are Linux and all the workstations are Windows XP Professional.

This being said, we have 2 Windows 2003 servers on the domain. Both are running "Active Directory" which is Microsoft's version of LDAP. My question is how difficult would it be to have my email (Debian Linux) server authenticate all the users against A.D.? Users become very annoyed and frustrated when their passwords don't synchronize or they have to have specific password for individual services / applications.

Is this a grey area for Linux or does anyone know if this can be configured to work well on a network? Thanks in advance for any info!
 
Old 07-15-2008, 11:16 AM   #2
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Here was a first hit from a google.com/linux search that outlines how they implemented an email setup that authenticated using Windows Active Directory: http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/9804

Hopefully that will get you started and come back to ask more questions when you encounter them.
 
  


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