login to windows domain from fedora core

January 1, 2005

Found this article: Linux-Windows Single Sign-On outlining how to authenticate with an Active Directory domain controller at login. Here are the steps:
# system-config-authentication
Check Use Winbind and click next.
On the next page:

  • Security Model: ADS
  • Domain: flat (NetBIOS) name for the domain (COMPANY)
  • Domain Controllers: Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) for a domain controller (dc1.company.com)
  • ADS Realm: FQDN for the domain (company.com)
  • Template Shell: /bin/bash

Once winbind is configured and starts up, join the computer to domain:
# net ads join -U administrator
Finally, add this line to the end of /etc/pam.d/login and /etc/pam.d/gdm session required pam_mkhomedir.so skel=/etc/skel/ umask=0077
so the home directories will get created on the fly.

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