Active Directory (LDAP) + Linux = passwords?
May 26, 2006 11:11 AM Subscribe
Where do I find doccos that tell me how to authenticate my PAM-capable unix boxen against Microsoft's Active Directory?
posted by Mozai to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Microsoft says "well, just upgrade your 2003 Server Enterprise to 2003 Server Enterprise R2 !" which sounds like paying >$10,000 just so I can get a couple-hundred byte snap-in for AD.
I've seen very little documentation on this, although I'd think it would be very popular in a hetrogenous office network. You've already got a Domain Controller, running Active Directory, that everyone's workstation authorizes against. You've got a farm of Linux machines that can do the pam_ldap thing, and Active Directory speaks LDAP. However, just pointing pam_ldap at AD doesn't work because AD is missing stuff.