[Samba] Re: Linux Authentication Ideas

Linux Addict linuxaddict7 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 13:37:49 GMT 2008

Linux Addict wrote:
> Hello Everyone, I have been tasked to work on consolidating 
> authentication to achieve single sign-on using Active Directory.
> We have mix of Linux and Windows Hosts.  All Linux hosts do local 
> authentication currently and Windows hosts authenticates Active 
> directory.
> I have been thinking of using Samba to authenticate Linux Hosts 
> against Active Directory. I am fairly confident of configuring 
> straight Linux to AD authentication. But we have 2 Active Directory 
> forests. AD2 is trusted by AD1 and all the Linux hosts will be part of 
> AD1.
> The idea is to have a AD1 resource and AD2 users. So we will need 
> Linux Hosts to authenticate users of both AD1 and AD2.  I am not sure 
> about how to map uid/gid and also weather kerboros will be able to 
> authenticate both Domains.
> If you guys can throw some ideas on how to achieve this, that will be 
> great.
> Cheers, LA
Pump.. sorry.. I haven't heard from anyone.

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