This looks like a good article - haven't worked through all the details but looks useful.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: imcdnzl <>
Date: Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 11:13 AM
Subject: Authenticate Linux Clients with Active Directory (Technet)


Sent to you by imcdnzl via Google Reader:


Authenticate Linux Clients with Active Directory (Technet)

via by ris on 11/14/08

Microsoft's Technet Magazine has a lengthy article on authenticating Linux clients with Active Directory. "Originally, Linux (and the GNU tools and libraries that run on it) was not built with a single authentication mechanism in mind. As a result of this, Linux application developers generally took to creating their own authentication scheme. They managed to accomplish this by either looking up names and password hashes in /etc/passwd (the traditional text file containing Linux user credentials) or providing an entirely different (and separate) mechanism."


Things you can do from here: