[Samba] freeradius on dc?

Joachim Lindenberg samba at lindenberg.one
Wed Nov 30 07:01:52 UTC 2022

Hello Andrew,
good point. Actually I would love to run freeradius + samba in one or two docker containers. However, while there are descriptions on how to run freeradius in a container, there aren´t a lot for a samba member server. Any pointer for that?

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> 
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 30. November 2022 00:51
An: Joachim Lindenberg <samba at lindenberg.one>; samba at lists.samba.org
Betreff: Re: [Samba] freeradius on dc?

On Tue, 2022-11-29 at 22:31 +0100, Joachim Lindenberg via samba wrote:
> Hello,
> I am wondering whether it is possible / recommended or not, to install 
> and use freeradius on a domain controller. The documentation at 
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Authenticating_Freeradius_against_Act
> ive_Directory  is about installation/configuration on member servers 
> only.
> Any thoughts? What changes on a dc?

It should still just work, as the same winbindd is under the hood and this mode of operation is connected, but running a member server allows more separation of concerns and avoids any DC being 'special'.

VMs or containers are good for this.

Andrew Bartlett
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