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Old 11-22-2006, 10:27 PM   #1
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How to authenticate or login a Linux user to an Active Directory?

Hi friends,

Recently we installed Enterprise Linux from oracle, which is same as Redhat Linux Desktop 4.

We have an Active Directory in place. Is there any way as to how to login with an Active Directory user from Linux into the Windows domain?

Any links / docs / suggestions / articles would be of great help.


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if you want to actually join a domain, then that's somethign you need to configure samba to do for you:

if however you simply want to log into a box using an account stored in LDAP on AD, then that's subtantially easier, and just requires configuration of openldap, indeed the system-config-authentication tool will get your a fair way in that direction, but it then comes down to fine tuning /etc/ldap.conf and making /etc/nsswitch.conf look to ldap for a userbase as well as local files.
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Here's a good step-by-step on performing this from WindowsNetworking, oddly enough.
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Thanks for the step-by-step guide. It is really very good and indeed must be helpful. But is there any guide specific to RedHat Linux.

Any links would be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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