FreeRADIUS and Active Directory

Danner, Mearl jmdanner at
Wed Feb 18 15:54:23 CET 2009

Install samba and winbind. That's the proper way to pass auth to AD.
Forget likewise-open.

It works quite well the way that's documented in the wiki. You'll
probably waste a lot of time doing it any other way.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: freeradius-users-
> at [mailto:freeradius-
> at] On Behalf Of
> Tomas
> Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 6:06 AM
> To: FreeRadius users mailing list
> Subject: FreeRADIUS and Active Directory
> Dear all,
> I'm trying to setup my FreeRADIUS to verify user credentials from
> windows AD (at the moment I'm using users file). I have no experience
> in
> joining Linux based machine to windows domain, I had a look at few
> guides and found that the easiest way is to use "likewise-open". I've
> joined my radius server to the domain and noticed that likewise did
> use samba's winbind or ntml_auth. Which according to wiki I've been
> reading is a must to enable authentication using AD.
> O
> Can I install winbind and samba manually, or should I start again and
> not use likewise-open at all?
> Thanks for your help!
> Tomas
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