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Old 07-01-2013, 10:35 AM   #1
WarTurkey
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Debian 7 using Windows Domain authentication


Hello,

I've been trying to figure out how to do this on and off for the past few days. I'm pretty sure I'm not using the right terminology and it seems like there are so many standards that I'm not even sure what I need to ask. We have a Windows Domain/Active Directory set up here at my work and we obviously have usernames that enable us to log onto any PC in the office using the same set of credentials. We would like to be able to log onto our Debian 7 soon-to-be Subversion and SQL server using those credentials. I vaguely know what LDAP and Kerberos are, the former not seeming to have anything to do with authentication to me, but I keep seeing it pop up everywhere. Plus I see tutorials for PAM vs. NSS and I don't really understand the difference. I would just like anyone who's not an administrator to be a normal 'user' in Debian, and all Domain Administrators to be local administrators on the Debian box. I do have Administrative credentials, also.

Thanks guys, like I said: I'm not really sure what information I even need in order to get this to work, but if anyone is familiar with it, I'll try to find out what I need to. Thank you.
 
Old 07-01-2013, 01:00 PM   #2
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You have a couple options.
1) install and enable winbind authentication <- this one is free.
2) install 3rd party software such as Centrify. <- this option will give you the most flexibility.
 
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:52 PM   #3
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Nice; that was all I needed. A little push into the "winbind" direction, and then I knew what I needed to look for. Got it working now. Thanks!

In case anyone else has this issue:
I had everything configured that I saw online, BUT for some reason I never wrote:
Code:
idmap uid = 10000-20000
idmap gid = 10000-20000
These are apparently extremely important lines. I figured they were more of a nice feature rather than a requirement, and that Linux would just designate UIDs and GIDs based on the order it found them. I didn't know it would stop me dead in my tracks if I didn't tell it specifically where to put it.
 
  


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