Active Directory LDAP integration with RedHat / CentOS / Scientific Linux

It is a common theme to attach Linux hosts to an already existing Directory Service infrastructure, likely running on Windows.
There are a lot of ways to do this, from Samba clients and Winbind, to OpenLDAP PAM modules and Kerberos, but RedHat introduced a new tool to simplify this.

SSSD (System Security Services Daemon) is that tool, it also works on other distributions (Debian/Ubuntu, CentOS, etc).
A five minute process to tie all your Linux machines to good directory services, which makes everyone’s job easier.

Continue reading