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Old 05-26-2005, 09:09 PM   #1
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Authenticating Linux Active Directory

hi there,

i'm trying to get my REDHAT server to authenticate against Active Directory using PAM and so far i've managed to get winbind working when i type the command

'wbinfo -g'

i get the list of all the domain groups, i've added it to the domain using the

'net ads join -S <server name> -U <username>'

and it all works fine i THINK i have my kerberos client working ... now i've edited my krb5.conf file (shown below [1])

and i've found this suse site (shown below[2])

tell me that if i type in the command 'kinit <username>'

and then my password i should get the response

'kinit: NOTICE: ticket renewable lifetime is 1 week'

but when i type it in i get nothing ... can someone tell me what i'm doing wrong. or if this is only ment to happen in SUSE not REDHAT. or if there is a kerberos log file i can look at to see if the authentication actually worked?



kdc =
kpasswd_server =
admin_server =



Last edited by paul_mat; 05-26-2005 at 09:12 PM.
Old 06-10-2005, 08:01 PM   #2
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If you're using Krb5 for your auth, have you verified that the user that you are attempting to auth as has an entry in the /etc/passwd file?

in my experience, Krb was strictly used for authentication of identity, not providing the remainder of the posix you needed to have an /etc/passwd entry for the user.
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