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Hi,

I have installed git on my windows machine. When I ssh into a linux box (username and password) I use to get into linux are active directory username and password. Where in fedora is it configured that where would it get authenticated from ?
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have a look in /etc/ldap.conf and /etc/nsswitch.conf - your AD info could be defined in there
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What is difference between these two files ?
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/etc/ldap.conf contains configuration information for which server holds your LDAP information.

/etc/nsswitch.conf is used to configure which services are to be used to determine information such as hostnames, password files, and group files.
http://www.faqs.org/docs/securing/chap6sec71.html
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Hi.. have you try this link..
u need to add your linux client with ADC
http://onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2008/04/01/step-by-step-using-samba-to-join-a-windows-domain.html
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There are 2 alternatives to authenticate against Active Directory:

Using the kerberos client (requires Active Directory)
Using Winbind & samba client
In my opinion, option 1 is the cleanest. I definitely found it more simple to setup. Option 2 offers some additional features, notably the use of th net command through which you can enumerate domain users and more. However on most workstations this will not be required. Therefore, if you have active directory i recommend option 1.

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