[Samba] net ads join must use AD Administrator account ?

Eric Roseme eroseme at emonster.rose.hp.com
Wed Nov 14 15:36:51 GMT 2007

Jeff Lee wrote:
> Hi all,
> I want to configure a samba server (3.0.25b) with krb5-1.6.2, 
> openldap-2.3.37 and db-4.6.18 for single sign-on purpose. I have some 
> questions.
> 1. Is the AD Administrator account for Samba to kinit and net join the 
> AD only ?
> 2. Can I use a common user with "Create Computer Objects" permission to 
> kinit and net join AD ?
> 3. I got "Failed to join domain: Strong(er) authentication required" 
> error message when I run net ads join using non-administrator user 
> account. Is it the error message of using non-administrator account to 
> net ads join ?
> Can anyone help ?
> Thanks,
> Jeff

Read this:


I wrote it for HP CIFS Server, but it's the same for Opensource Samba.

Eric Roseme

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