FreeBSD to authenticate against Active Directory
sdafreebsduk at rowyerboat.com
Tue Oct 2 19:58:16 PDT 2007
Is there any up-to-date definitive resource which explains how to get
FreeBSD (6.2) to authenticate against Active Directory (in my case
Windows 2003 R2 which includes SFU). There are a few informative
articles floating around, but most date back to 2004/2005 and most
involve the use of Samba and Winbind (I'd like to avoid this if possible).
I don't really know what is possible here, I'm coming from only a basic
understanding of how things like pam work. Would I have to configure
every service separately to use Active Directory or could I tell FreeBSD
to blindly rely on AD for user authentication?
I read about pam_mkhomedir, so users could have homedirs created
automatically when they logged in. Is this possible in FreeBSD? Would
I be able to map this automatically to their existing "My Documents"
folder which is redirected to the network by group policy?
Please feel free to tell me what can/can't be done and if doing so is a
good/bad thing. I can explain bits in more detail if needed.
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