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Active Directory

Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:56 am

How to make the Pi as an AD client* ?

* I'm not using Windows but Samba is so much easier to configure than LDAP.

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Re: Active Directory

Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:30 pm

This would be a challenge. I spent several weeks getting Solaris 10 to use Windows 2008R2 active directory. There were special configurations for pam.conf, krb5.conf and ldap.conf (on Solaris it's ldap_client_file and ldap_client_cred). I also spent a good amount of time getting Solaris to work with RedHat Identity Management, too, when I thought that might be a better answer. It's a lot of trial and error and searching and reading and testing and repeating. I would lack a compelling reason to want to do this on a Pi, however, so I would probably be prone to abandoning the project early on. But that's me.

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Re: Active Directory

Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:59 pm

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Re: Active Directory

Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:11 pm

I did this several years ago (long before the Pi came along) and it was very involved and it was far from perfect when I finally got it working. I wouldn't go down that route again. AD is a big enough pain when you're running real Windows servers, let alone making it work on an alien operating system. Samba is a fantastic piece of software, but making it run AD is expecting too much.
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