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Join the current machine to a FreeIPA domain using GNOME's initial setup tool. Domain accounts are available on the local machine once this is done.


  1. Deploy a correctly-configured FreeIPA or Active Directory domain controller. You can follow:
    QA:Testcase_Server_role_deploy with the Domain Controller role to deploy a FreeIPA domain controller on Fedora 28 or earlier
    QA:Testcase_freeipa_trust_server_installation to deploy a FreeIPA domain controller on Fedora 29 or later
    QA:Testcase_Active_Directory_Setup to deploy an Active Directory domain controller
  2. Create at least one domain account, either a user or administrator. It's useful to test with both

How to test

  1. Install Fedora Workstation (or, for releases older than Fedora 21, do a standard Fedora GNOME desktop install), using all defaults where possible and sensible settings elsewhere. Make sure to give the system a fully-qualified hostname (on the Network screen). Usually the domain component of the system hostname will correspond to the FreeIPA / Active Directory domain. Do not create a local user account during installation.
  2. Boot the installed system.
  3. On the About You page of the wizard, click Set Up Enterprise Login.
  4. Enter the domain name (for e.g. for Domain (it should be available as a choice from the drop-down box if your test system's hostname is as suggested above), and a valid username and password for a user account on the domain, and click Next.
  5. If prompted for administrator credentials, enter the username and password of a domain administrator account and click Continue.
  6. Complete the wizard, and try to log in with the user account you configured.

Expected Results

  1. Check that the domain is now configured: realm list
    Make sure the domain is listed
    Make sure you have a configured: kerberos-member line in the output
  2. Check that you can resolve domain accounts on the local computer
    For Active Directory:
    getent passwd 'DOMAIN\User' (DOMAIN is the netbios name, usually the first portion of the domain name, e.g. AD or SAMDOM; make sure to use the single quotes)
    For FreeIPA:
    getent passwd admin@domain (domain is the fully-qualified FreeIPA domain name, e.g. example.ipa)
    You should see an output line that looks like passwd output. It should contain an appropriate home directory, and a shell
  3. Check that you have an appropriate entry in your host's keytab: su -c 'klist -k'
    You should see several lines with your host name. For example 1 host/$hostname$@FQDN
  4. Check that you can use your keytab with kerberos: su -c 'kinit -k (principal)'
    Replace (principal) with the principal from the output of the klist command above. Use the one with the domain capitalized and that looks like host/hostname@DOMAIN) (FreeIPA) or TRUNCATED_HOSTNAME$@DOMAIN (Active Directory)
    There should be no output from this command
  5. If you are testing FreeIPA and have set up the FreeIPA Web UI, you can use it to see that the computer account was created under the Hosts section
  6. If you have are testing Active Directory and have console access to the domain controller, you can use the Active Directory Users and Computers tool to see if that the computer account was created under the Computers section
  7. Optionally, move on to QA:Testcase_domain_client_authenticate to ensure you can log in with a domain account.