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= Likewise Open =
 
= Likewise Open =
  

Latest revision as of 18:59, 1 March 2010

Contents

[edit] Likewise Open

[edit] Summary

Likewise Open joins Linux machines to Microsoft Active Directory and securely authenticates users with their domain credentials.

[edit] Owner

  • Email: ssalley@likewise.com

[edit] Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 21
  • Last updated: March 1, 2010
  • Percentage of completion: 90%


[edit] Detailed Description

After joining to Active Directory, users will be able to log in with their domain credentials.

[edit] Benefit to Fedora

The addition of Likewise Open will allow Fedora into environments where computers and users must be managed by Active Directory, namely large corporations dominated by MS Windows.

[edit] Scope

  1. Get changes into SELinux
  2. OpenLDAP version is appropriate
  3. Kerberos version is appropriate

[edit] How To Test

A misconfigured authentication system can prevent all logins! Initial testing should be done with a system you don't care about or through a VM.

  1. Join you machine to Active Directory through either the command line or GUI interface.
    1. domainjoin-cli join DOMAIN.COM DOMAIN\\username <enter domain password at prompt.>
    2. domainjoin-gui
  2. Attempt logging in as a domain user.
    1. ssh by DOMAIN\\username@localhost

The number of 'whacks' between DOMAIN and username varies depending on if the 'whack' is an escape character.

All programs should behave normally once you are logged in.

[edit] User Experience

Login screens and prompts will appear the same as usual but Active Directory credentials will accepted.

[edit] Dependencies

No other packages are dependent on Likewise Open.

Likewise Open is dependent on

  • OpenLdap
  • Kerberos
  • SELinux


[edit] Contingency Plan

Likewise Open is not a necessary part of the distribution and nothing (but my ego) will be harmed if it is not included.

[edit] Documentation

[edit] Release Notes

  • Likewise Open provides a means to authenticate with Microsoft's Active Directory.


[edit] Comments and Discussion