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Old 01-31-2013, 11:53 AM   #1
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Red Hat 6 with Active Directory

I'm trying to get a server running Red Hat to work with AD (using Kerberos). There's two domains that Windows machines are a part of: root (parent) and a child domain. Right now, the Red Hat server is able to join the child domain and authenticate accounts in the child domain. However, members of the root domain are unable to log into the Red Hat server; the Windows machines do not have this problem, as members of the parent domain should have full access to all child domains.

Is this simply not possible or is there a hard-to-find configuration step that we've missed?
Old 02-01-2013, 11:09 AM   #2
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Centrify Express

While I cannot directly answer your question... you may find this of interest:

Centrify Express

This is a link to the free version (for Linux... they make other authenticate-to-AD products too); my company evaluated it about 2 years ago and found it very easy to implement, so we bought the supported version (that has more features).

You may find that the "freebie" version will accomplish what you need to do with very little hassle... and yes, I'm used to "rolling my own" instead of buying a product, but for our environment, it would have been significantly more difficult to do, so buying a product in our situation was a better choice.


Note: I have no affiliation whatsoever with Centrify Corp.; I'm just a satisfied user of their products.

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Old 02-01-2013, 11:57 AM   #3
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Thanks for the input, I'll definitely keep that option open. I've also contacted Red Hat about this so hopefully they'll be able to confirm how difficult it is to do without 3rd party software.
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While I have not personally tried Centify, I use Power Broker Identity Service (PBIS) for all of our Linux Servers/Workstations/Desktops (RHEL/Ubuntu) and it works much better than Samba/Winbind.


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