[CentOS] Anyone using Active Driectory auth with Centos 5.4.....?

Tom Bishop bishoptf at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 00:43:38 UTC 2010

I just need something for apache auth. I have winbind working just
fine for the other stuff...Thanks

On 2/9/10, Jay Leafey <jay.leafey at mindless.com> wrote:
> If you are using AD for JUST authentication and not user information,
> you can use the PAM Kerberos stuff.  We've been using it for a couple of
> years from both CentOS/RHEL 4 and 5 systems with good results.  It was
> actually pretty easy to do (once we figured out which type of chicken
> bones to burn).
> You can use authconfig to turn it all on:
> authconfig --enablekrb5 --krb5realm {AD domain name} \
>      --enbablekrb5kdcdns --enablekrb5realmdns --update
> This will use DNS to locate the domain controller and KDC for the domain
> given the AD domain name.  You can manually specify the KDC and admin
> servers too, see the authconfig man page for specific details.
> If you want something perhaps more polished, you could look into the
> Likewise products, which handle the whole shooting match pretty well
> (http://www.likewise.com/products/likewise_open/).  I've played with the
> Open (free) version and it worked just fine, the Enterprise has more
> features but I haven't played with it.
> As always, YMMV.
> --
> Jay Leafey - Memphis, TN
> jay.leafey at mindless.com

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