SADMS 0.9.5

SADMS is a tool that integrates Linux hosts into an Active Directory Domain.

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GPL (GNU General Public License) 
Bernard Bou
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SADMS takes care of handling configuration files to achieve the the integration (joining) of Linux hosts to Active an Directory domain, to the effect that

Linux hosts become Windows domain hosts.
Windows domain users become Linux users.

As a domain member, the Linux host

can offer resources (shares) to the domain hosts and act as a domain server.
offloads authentication to the domain (controllers), making it unnecessary to add local user accounts for domain users

SADMS was designed for use by administrators and takes care of the gory details of configuring a Linux host as an Active Directory (Windows 200x) Domain, an operation that involves modifying a number of arcane configuration files.

The Linux host, running on Samba 3, though not an Active Directory controller, operates as a member of the domain and, as such, refers to controllers for user authentication. No local accounts for Active Directory members are needed.

Communication with Active Directory controllers is carried out through Kerberos and LDAP (not the NT LAN Manager protocols).

Optionally, PAM can be configured to accept domain users for local interactive sessions on the host, whicn then acts as a workstation.

Here are some key features of "SADMS":

configuring Kerberos
configuring Winbind
configuring Samba
configuring the Name Switch Service
optionally configuring PAM
synchronizing clocks
joining the server to the Active Directory Domain
building home directories with the proper file permissions
making the users' homes and shares
making advanced group shares
configuring the start of the daemons
installing PAM modules
managing ACLs


Kerberos 5
Samba 3
Python and Tkinter for the GUI front-end (optional)

Last updated on April 4th, 2005

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