pandu at poluan
May 12, 2012, 6:36 AM
Post #4 of 4
On May 12, 2012 7:13 AM, "Alecks Gates" <alecks.g [at] gmail> wrote:
Re: Active Directory Based Authentication?
[In reply to]
> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 5:30 PM, Stroller
> <stroller [at] stellar> wrote:
> > On 11 May 2012, at 04:36, Pandu Poluan wrote:
> >> ...
> >> I just want to know, what is your recommendation(s) to implement
Active Directory authentication on Gentoo?
> >> I want to use AD not only for logins, but also for running
> >> *Ideally*, it would also allow me to manage my boxen using GPO, but I
can live without that.
> > Not sure about Active Directory, but I have used Samba's winbind to
authenticate Windows domain users on a Linux box.
> > It was remarkably easy and basically boiled down to adding a couple of
lines to the service's /etc/pam.d file; when a user logged in for the first
time a ~ would be created for them on the Linux box.
> > Stroller.
> Perhaps you should check out "Calculate Directory Server?" I don't
> think it's very popular outside of Russia but some of it looks rather
At a glance, it looks more like a Domain Controller replacement instead of
AD-based authentication for 'member servers'.
However, it *does* look interesting; if it can provide the features my
company needs, I can see us cutting down the number of Win2008 licenses :-)