[Samba] BindDN and password for Active Directory
morgan at orst.edu
Thu Apr 26 16:46:00 GMT 2007
On Thu, 26 Apr 2007, Stellwag, Philippe wrote:
> Hello @ll,
> I have a general question to Active Directory (AD), not directly
> concerning samba, but I think the experts of this list know the answer.
> At my scope: I'm using a Windows XP PC which is logged on using
> Microsoft AD domain and Kerberos (normal procedure). I want to find out
> the BindDN and - if possible the appropriate password - for using it for
> a query with the Linux tool "ldapsearch". The problem is that I haven't
> an admin-access to AD-server.
> (1) Where are BindDN (and password) saved (e.g. Windows registry)?
If you can view your AD domain using the Active Directory Users and
Computers MMC snap-in (you don't need admin access for this), then you can
determine the DN of a user. Find the user and the container (OU) it is
located in. The DN will be of the form:
> (2) Which encryption (e.g. none, SSL, TLS) is used by microsoft for the
> AD-queries (standard Windows login over an AD-domain)?
AD domain controllers listen on the standard LDAPS port (636) and will
only accept binds on that port. You cannot bind as a user on port 389. I
don't think they support TLS on port 389, but I have no tried in a long
> (3) Can I use Ethereal for grep this information? If the answer is
> "YES", what to do, to force Windows execute an login situation (e.g.
> program -> execute as ...)?
Windows AD clients will use Kerberos to authenticate, not LDAP, so you
won't be able to capture the information you need that way.
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