Use Active Directory Authentication for Linux FTP

Posted on 2009-02-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-19
Hello Everyone,
We have a central office, which is totally windows based consisting of Windows 2003 server as Domain controller and XP as clients.I would like to implement a Linux FTP server in the branch office by using the AD authentication we have in the central office.All user accounts are created in the central office AD.Normally people from branch office use the FTP server of main office and login to that using the AD user accounts.Since its killing our bandwidth, we are planning to set the FTP there itself,  as its mostly used by them.We need that very rarely.
I wonder if i can use the same authentication i used in my AD instead of recreating the whole accounts again manually.And sync with AD over WAN whenever a user is added or deleted.Could anyone please share their ideas about this?
Thanks in advance.....
Question by:flipmedia
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    The easiest way to get Linux to use AD authentication is via LDAP and there are quite a few guides on the web to set this up.  I would suggest looking on google for using LDAP with Linux, and you should find loads of stuff.  Its not that hard to setup either.
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