[Samba] Joining domain without password?

Jakov Sosic jsosic at srce.hr
Mon Oct 29 18:43:24 MDT 2012


Is it possible somehow to join a Linux machine to a AD Domain without 
providing any password on a CLI?

So far, I've been joining machines purely by:

  # net ads joint -U Administrator%password

But now, I'm trying to automatize the process through puppet, but don't 
know if it's possible somehow to join domain without using administrator 
(or any other) password?

I can ask domain admin to add the machine account by hand.

I'm currently using Samba 3.5.x on RHEL 5 (samba3x rpms) and RHEL 6 
(samba rpms).

Jakov Sosic

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