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Hi Experts,

I am trying to integrate Window OS and Linux OS together. I came across this situation where I wish to integrate my linux(debian) server into Window Domain. I wish to know how can this be accomplished?

I believed that I needed samba share for sure. I know in smb.conf there is a workgroup section. Do I simply config workgroup to window domain or I need to configure other files as well? Do I need to somehow configure domain controller from window into linux? Anything else that I need?

If I wish to use the AD (active directory) from window with linux Do I need to install the kbr5(kebros) so linux will recognize the user from AD? What else do I need to make it work?
If I need kbr, how can I configure it to make it work with windows?

I've read about winbind. Do I need winbind also? If so, how should I configure it. Thanks
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Hello,

there are plenty of tutorials to do so. I will point out some in the end.

Here only some considerations for starters:
1. The mode you need for your server would be ADS. Here a sample [global] section with Kerberos (realm=) :
[global]
	security = ADS
        workgroup = YOURDOMAIN
        realm = YOURDOMAIN.COM

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2. You need to consider one crucial point: Do any other computes access the linux storage in another way (nfs / direct access)? Do you have other Linux servers? The point here is the GID/UID mapping. If the the storage is isolated to your linux file server, then you can ignore it leave it to the default. Otherwise you might want to use the AD gid number / uid number attributes for your setup.

3. Kerberos is optional. Samba works without it - though I always set this up for convenience. You can for instance add a group policy to map a user's share with the password method. Windows also tries the logon credentials automatically first.

4. There are packages around with do these jobs quiete well without much configuration. Have a look at Likewise / Powerbroker Identity Services (free) for instance. I use this:
http://download1.beyondtrust.com/Technical-Support/Downloads/PowerBroker-Identity-Services-Open-Edition/?Pass=True

5. You will need winbind to do the actual domain joining. Remember, winbind is part of the samba package.

6. As for your link, here is one I googled:
https://wiki.debian.org/AuthenticatingLinuxWithActiveDirectory
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