[Samba] Samba AD with Microsoft Account

Viktor Trojanovic viktor at troja.ch
Mon Jan 11 23:00:19 UTC 2016

On 11.01.2016 20:37, Rowland penny wrote:
> On 11/01/16 19:26, Jean-Philippe Steinmetz wrote:
>> Yes I have provisioned the samba server as an Active Directory domain
>> controller (I mentioned that in the first e-mail).
>> The reason for linking the two is to provide easy access to 
>> additional MS
>> services that won't be hosted internally (e.g. OneDrive, Skype, MS 
>> Store).
>> Ultimately I am using this as a private domain at home to simplify 
>> device
>> management but I want to continue be able to use existing MS services as
>> well.
>> On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 11:13 AM, Rowland penny <rpenny at samba.org> 
>> wrote:
>>> On 11/01/16 19:04, Jean-Philippe Steinmetz wrote:
>>>> Sure. In short, I am trying to link a Microsoft Account to a domain
>>>> profile on the workstation.
>>>> I log in to the workstation with the user profile controlled by the 
>>>> samba
>>>> AD server (e.g. MYDOMAIN\MyUser). Then once logged in I attempt to 
>>>> link an
>>>> existing Microsoft Account to that user profile. I do this by going to
>>>> Settings->Accounts->Add a Microsoft account.
> I think I understand now, you want to change a local profile to a 
> domain profile (I don't think you can just link them), if so, have a 
> look here:
> http://www.forensit.com/downloads.html
> Rowland
I am not sure you understand him yet. Microsoft, similar to Google and 
Apple, offers various cloud services that can all be reached through one 
single account, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_account for 
details. A Microsoft account to Windows is what an Apple ID is to iOS 
(or at least that's where Microsoft is headed).

JP wants to achieve single sign-on for these services by linking his 
Microsoft account to his AD user account. If it's possible, I don't 
know. But I'm pretty sure it's not a Samba matter.


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