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Windows Server as LDAP Server

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  • Hi everyone, hope I have posted this in the right place, its my first post!

    I'm a bit of a newbie to this topic and have been asked to create an LDAP server using Windows Server 2016 for a university project.

    I need this to authenticate users and enable them to log-in on both Windows and Linux clients. I have been looking into various solutions including AD LDS but I'm not 100% sure this is the right option for this scenario? I have also considered using AD DS as I would with an all Windows domain as I understand AD is an implementation of LDAP, but it uses Kerberos for authentication.

    Has anyone ever done this and if so, how? I just need a feasible solution.

    Thanks in advance!

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 9:31 PM

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  • Hi,

    Actually, it is a supported scenario. You could refer to the following article to get more information about authenticating against LDAP for Linux.

    Authenticate Linux Clients with Active Directory

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/2008.12.linux.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Thursday, April 20, 2017 3:51 AM
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  • Hi,

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 1:05 AM
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