This procedure allows Linux-based systems to authenticate against Active Directory. We use Kerberos for authentication, LDAP for account information, and Samba to help automate the process along the way. When this process is complete, AD users can be enabled for use on Linux systems on the network and login to those Linux systems using the same username and password as throughout the rest of Active Directory.
These instructions are designed for use with Windows Server 2003 R2. If you are looking for information on using Linux with a previous version of Windows, please refer back to this article. The only significant changes in the process involve the mapping of the LDAP attributes; otherwise, the procedure is very similar between the two versions of Windows.
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