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Linux-AD Integration Success!

Well, limited success, anyway. I have managed to get Linux authentication to occur via Kerberos against Active Directory. LDAP is used to lookup the user and group information. Using pam_krb5, authentication occurs via Kerberos to an Active Directory DC for any PAM-aware application. I’m sure that I’ll find some hiccups along the way, but so far things look good. I only have 1 server configured this way for now (a non-essential server), but after some additional testing I’ll expand this to the remainder of my Linux servers.

I’ll post more details here and/or on the Mercurion Systems web site once all the bugs have been worked out. My thanks go out to the many, many individuals who posted information on using Kerberos and LDAP with Active Directory; this would not have been possible without their assistance.

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