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your_shadow03 12-29-2009 02:27 AM

likewiseOpen !!
Does it make sense to use this?

linuxlover.chaitanya 12-29-2009 03:13 AM

I have used it and find it much easier than configuring kerberos and samba. Though likewise edits smb.conf in turn.

your_shadow03 12-29-2009 03:24 AM

Checked the Review. Seems promising !!
But the link speaks of not supporting Solaris x86 32 bit and Opensolaris too.
Otherwise Good Stuff we can rely upon.

your_shadow03 12-29-2009 03:27 AM

linuxlover.chaitanya..One question for U..

Can we use likewise to authenticate against the existing AD by not joining the domain ?

linuxlover.chaitanya 12-29-2009 03:27 AM

It does support Solaris. Look in Unix section.

linuxlover.chaitanya 12-29-2009 03:29 AM

Likewise is used to join the Linux machines to AD domain. But because it authenticates with AD, I guess it should be possible. Just like a windows machine outside the domain would be asked to provide domain credentials for accessing the resources.

your_shadow03 12-29-2009 03:31 AM

Can yu elaborate this?

your_shadow03 12-29-2009 03:34 AM

Can you confirm me about the same? with Examples if any?

linuxlover.chaitanya 12-29-2009 03:35 AM

If you want to use domain resources, say a shared folder, on a system that is not the part of the domain, you will be asked to provide domain credentials to access it in a pop up windows.
So, I am guessing likewise could be used in a similar way to pass domain credentials for accessing resources or authenticating domain users. And I am guessing this because to join Linux machine to a windows domain, you need to pass domain credentials as well.

linuxlover.chaitanya 12-29-2009 03:36 AM

I have used likewise for joining machines to domain but never for the purpose you are wanting. And thats why I said I am guessing it should work.

your_shadow03 12-29-2009 03:49 AM

Lets see I have put the questions in their forum:)

linuxlover.chaitanya 12-29-2009 04:23 AM

Keep posting with the answers you get there. I will keep myself subscribed to this thread.

your_shadow03 12-29-2009 04:43 AM

Meanwhile I want to check something..
I want to check if I can get the linux server authenticate with my company AD.
What step I need to follow?

linuxlover.chaitanya 12-29-2009 05:00 AM

If you want to use Likewise, then just install it and then add your server to your company domain. It should automatically be configured to authenticate in your domain.
If you want to do it manually, then the best way is to configure kerberos and samba.
You should be able to use ntlm authentication.

your_shadow03 12-29-2009 09:39 PM
Senior Member says "Its not possible".

linuxlover.chaitanya 12-29-2009 11:08 PM

It could be that because we use open likewise which is free, this feature is not available. But enterprise grade package should be having the feature.
I find that configuring samba and kerberos is not that difficult as well. There are a lot of docs available and you need to just configure a couple of files and you are done. This method as well needs you to join a domain before you can authenticate and this might be the reason likewise behaves this way. As it also changes kerberos and samba files and uses these packages.
But I think this might not be entirely a Linux backdrop. Windows AD is developed completely keeping in mind windows clients.

your_shadow03 12-29-2009 11:16 PM

Long Back I configured Fedora DS where Linux / Unix and HP Machine could easily authenticate.
Now The challenge is Making Fedora DS to join to ADS.
And also, two different concerns to check:
1. Say the ADS and Fedora DS are synchronized.Whenever I add any user in ADS should reflect in Fedora DS instantly.Is it possible?if yes, Can you send the link or docs?
2. I want only a few users in Fedora DS (we sysyadmins) restrictively to login to those certain Linux Hosts.
is it possible? If yes, can yu send me the docs?

I would be grateful if yu can clear these doubts.

linuxlover.chaitanya 12-30-2009 12:45 AM

I havent looked at fedora DS since long so I can not help you much on that. But that should not be impossible.

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