Authentication Against Active Directory

Matthew Newton matthew at
Thu Jun 8 10:19:43 CEST 2017

On 8 June 2017 06:44:34 BST, Amir Kalhori <kalhori at> wrote:
>As I searched on the Internet there are some ways for configuring
>FreeRADIUS 3 for authentication against Active Directory.


>Can someone kindly explain what is difference between LDAP , SAMBA ,
>Winbind ?

LDAP is a lightweight protocol for accessing directory information.

Samba is an Active Directory emulator.

Winbind is a component of Samba which allows a UNIX machine to join a Windows domain.


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