[CentOS] Help with authenticating against Active Directory.

Fri Feb 1 15:38:26 UTC 2008
Michael Semcheski <mhsemcheski at gmail.com>

On Jan 31, 2008 9:29 PM, Jeff Larsen <jlar310 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Microsoft Services For UNIX or 2003R2 support UNIX attributes in
> Active Directory. It adds a new tab in the user account properties
> where you can specify login shell, home directory, uid, gid.
> On the CentOS side use nss_ldap.
> This is a true single sign-on configuration with no /etc/passwd monkey
> business. We use it for   database application auth and limited shell
> access. It just works, failures are rare.

So is it possible to use nss_ldap with MS-AD if the Services for Unix
are not installed?  Or do you still have to resort to "/etc/password
monkey business"?  (I'm all for eliminating the monkey business, but I
don't think my AD is going to get SFU.