[Samba] How do I join an Centos8 workstation to an NT4 domain?
nick at howitts.co.uk
Wed Feb 24 18:07:01 UTC 2021
On 24/02/2021 17:09, Nick Howitt via samba wrote:
> On 24/02/2021 13:12, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
> One pint of blood donated later ....
>> On 24/02/2021 12:11, Nick Howitt via samba wrote:
>>>> Not really a Centos user, but I think you need to run 'authselect
>>>> select winbind with-mkhomedir'
>>> With your prompting, I found another reference. It needed a --force
>>> as well.
>>> So now PAM passes when I login at the desktop but it just throws me
>>> back to the desktop and no /home is set up for any user. If I
>>> manually clone my old local user's /home to the domain user and
>>> change the ownerships it does not help so I must be missing something
>>> here. Setting "template homedir = /home/%U" doesn't seem to help
>>> (and, I'd guess, would not give it the full desktop template).
>>> Getting closer.
>> You do not have a 'template homedir' line in your smb.conf, so yo will
>> be using the default '/home/%D/%U' , so does '/home/HOME' exist ?
> For the moment I have set "template homedir = /home/%U". I have a
> suspicion why the documentation says "template homedir = /home/%D/%U",
> so data loss is avoided if an account already exists, but it is not a
> problem on my test set up so I've left it simple. Either way /home/HOME
>> Also do you have the oddjob-mkhomedir package installed ?
>>> "net leave" and "net rpc leave" both just give me the command help.
>> It has been so long since I used an NT4-style domain, that I forgot
>> there is no 'leave' like there is in AD.
> NP. I'll do a full test of the process by rolling back the VM anyway.
Got it. oddjob-mkhomedir has a service which needs to be enabled. Also I
authselect select winbind with-mkhomedir
Stolen and adapted from
I'll roll back the VM tomorrow and re-test end-to-end.
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