[Samba] Re: Linux Authentication Ideas

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Thu Jul 17 13:43:25 GMT 2008

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 09:37:49AM -0400, Linux Addict wrote:
> 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.

If both trust each other, shouldn't it just plain work?

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