[Samba] Linux machine to join Samba Domain
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Sat Mar 29 07:18:14 MDT 2014
On 29/03/14 12:20, vikas wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 March 2014 08:32 PM, Sven Schwedas wrote:
>> On 2014-03-18 15:48, vikas wrote:
>>> hi.. all...
>>> can some one help me understanding how to add linux (mostly ubuntu,suse
>>> what exactly i am looking for is what one should do on linux machine
>>> like editing /etc/nssswitch.conf, pam related file etc..but i dont find
>>> any standard way where one can add any linux machine to samba domain
>> Because there isn't any. :-)
>>> my goal is to just get authenticate through Samba
>> There's several ways for that…
>> • Use winbindd. This is probably the most direct equivalent to
>> "domain join". It's also crap and only has very limited features right
>> now (Shell, home etc. aren't read from AD, but statically configured).
>> • Use pam_ldap, and nss_ldap, and pam_ccreds, and probably half a
>> other ill-documented tidbits and not-quite-sufficient software bits and
>> stitch together a working environment. It's as flexible as it's error
>> prone, but should work with all corner cases and distributions.
>> • Use sssd. It's made by RedHat and should be the default for CentOS,
>> and works sufficiently well with Samba. Needs a bit more client-side
>> configuration than winbind iirc, but actually uses the provided AD
>> information like shell and home dir.
>>> Windows machine are successful getting connected to samba with all
>>> policy working like USB disable through regedit, disable drives etc.
>> All of these provide authentication only, though. There's no policy
>> support, you'd need to use some other sync/deployment method for PolKit
>> et. al. (and can't configure them via AD, as far as I know).
> i am trying to authenticate linux machine to samba4 for which i am
> trying very hard to do using below mention links
> okay so what is the question ?
> some one told me "you can use ldap to authenticate there is no need to
> join linux machine to samba" so i searched and got this link
> which doesn't mention joining linux OR probably i am not able to
> understand it wholly what it is saying due to my confusion..?
Just what did you do? and what are you confused about?
From what you have posted, I think that you want to authenticate ubuntu
& suse clients to a Centos samba4 AD server. This should not be a
problem if you follow the instructions on Steves blog :
Just try coming forward in time a bit on his blog, sometime in April
2013, I think.
> So how do i authenticate linux using ldap ?
> Did you got success using above link ?
> using linuxcosta link i was somewhat near to success(joined domain )
> but not able to login using domain user the only error it was showing
> was could not contact to ldap server (on local machine) . On server
> there was no error activity.
> if some one can post there method of linux using samba4 would be great ..
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