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FloydFan 05-27-2005 11:17 AM

Login to Fedora With Active Directory
I am trying to connect a linux box (Fedora 3) to our windows domain running active directory. I have been able to join the box to the domain, as the box now shows up in the list of computers on the domain controller. I can't seem to get it to accept my windows active directory login info however. It lists all the active directory users at login, however it comes back with the message "authentication failed" when I try to login with one of them. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

So far I have used the 'authconfig' utility and have set it to use winbind and have entered the information for the domain. I then ran 'net ads join -U administrator' and entered the password and it, after some time, came back saying that my computer has been joined to the domain which is confirmed as it is now listed on the controller.

Any input is appreciated.

hob 05-27-2005 03:22 PM

It sounds like you're most of the way there. You'll probably find it easier to troubleshoot this on the command-line, where the errors are more informative.

Perhaps try this command, which performs a login and does nothing else:


(Note that your domain should always be in uppercase for Kerberos).

If this fails to login then the problem is with the configuration in /etc/krb5.conf. If this succeeds, and running "wbinfo -u" returns all the users on the domain then Winbind is OK, and the problem is elsewhere.

You haven't specified how you are trying to login, so I'm assuming you're using the graphical login screen ?

watts3000 05-27-2005 09:41 PM

I remember a few months back a consultant wrote an article for redmond magazine on exactly what you are talking about. I'm going to try and find that magazine if I find it email me with a fax number and I'll fax it to you.

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