[SATLUG] Unified Authentication

Daniel J. Givens daniel at rugmonster.org
Mon Feb 26 08:50:20 CST 2007


I'm one of the few that uses AD for more than authentication. It's one of the few things that I really like from Microsoft. For most people, in most situations, a Samba server acting as an NT4 domain controller works just fine. I need a lot of the features AD brings to the table in this situation.

On Mon, 26 Feb 2007 07:58:12 -0600, "Ernest de Leon" <dryicezero at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here at my shop, we use AD and winbind to authenticate against AD.  We
> mainly use it for the proxy server, mail server, and collaboration
> software.  I am in the process, however, of dropping AD and the DCs
> completely in favor of LDAP and SAMBA for share permissions only.  We
> don't
> really use AD much for anything beyond authentication and share
> permissions,
> so it will be an easy fix once I have time to get to it.
> 
> Ernest
> 
> On 2/26/07, Daniel J. Givens <daniel at rugmonster.org> wrote:
>>
>> I'm setting up a hybrid, Windows/Linux network at work. I have Active
>> Directory
>> running and I've authenticated my Linux systems against it using Samba
> and
>> Winbind. I've also installed Services for UNIX on my DCs to provide the
>> schema
>> additions for UID/GID, homedir, shell, etc values. What is the "better"
>> solution; authenticate with Winbind, setup full-on Kerberos and LDAP
>> authentication, or use the NIS services that SFU provides?
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Daniel
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