Authenticating Linux with Active Directory using SSSD

Sometimes it is handy if users are managed somewhere other than /etc/passwd – somewhere central. Sometimes this happens to be Active Directory.

This post describes an approach on Debian Jessie against AD on Windows 2016 based on this excellent RedHat Guide’s Configuration 3 – SSSD/Kerberos/LDAP. It works very well for me. If you use a Debian-based distribution (Ubuntu, Debian etc) then hopefully it will work for you too.

I originally published this data on the Debian Wiki; I intend to expand it somewhat here.

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