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  • Do a LINUX  Clinet can use the Active Directroy based on Windows 2003 Server ?
    Wednesday, March 19, 2008 6:11 AM

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  • One thing to keep in mind is that – even when signed on in active directory - it doesn't offer a complete single sign on – yet. You will still have to provide a user name and password if using a windows based proxy server such as ISA server. You will probably still have to use a user name and password if using a windows based mail server (Although Evolution supports GSS API and through this you should be able to eliminate this sign-on – I will be trying this out at some point).

    However it does mean that you can use the same account name and password to log on to your Linux or Windows machine, and it also means you can change your password in Linux. Also, in case your company requires this, network administrators will be able to logon to your machine with their administrator credentials. So the Linux machine no longer is an 'island'. It is also possible to extend active directory to allow for home directories etc to be managed in active directory.


    There are 2 alternatives to authenticate against Active Directory:

    1. Using the kerberos client (requires Active Directory)
    2. Using Winbind & samba client...


    There is a complete procedure at http://blog.scottlowe.org/2007/01/15/linux-ad-integration-version-4/

    Maybe it can help you with.....


    With Regards..


    Wednesday, March 19, 2008 3:27 PM