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 NIS, MS-SFU, FreeBSD integration
Author: superwig 
Date:   24-11-04 05:40

Full documentation can be found here:
http://www.wracked.com/freebsd/nis-sfu.htm

Allowing users to log onto FreeBSD Systems with Windows User/Pass

There are a few decent ways to get your unix/FreeBSD machines to be able to use authentication from Active Directory. I have found this way to require the least amount of software to be installed, and I have also found it to be the most bug-free. I was able to get pam_winbind to work as well as openLDAP, but with pam_winbind I had problems getting it to work with certain versions of OpenSSH for sFTP. With OpenLDAP, I had problems getting it to properly read groups in Samba. Using NIS from MS-SFU, I've been able to get everything to work with very little effort.

I have written this document because there is so surprisingly little information available on this subject. I hope you find it useful



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