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How to configure Solaris Samba to authenticate to and join a Windows Active Directory Server (ADS) Domain (Doc ID 1494126.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 01, 2018

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 8/07 U4 to 11.3 [Release 10.0 to 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Solaris 10 and later Samba can be configured to join a Windows Domain and authenticate Windows Domain Users via Active Directory.
The configuration requires Solaris Samba, Kerberos, and Name Service Switch components be configured to achieve this.

The document will provide examples of a configuration and steps that need to be taken to join the Solaris 10 or Solaris 11 Samba server to the Domain and authenticate users via ADS.

The procedures are the same except where noted for differences in Solaris 11 and Solaris 11.1.

Please note that Solaris 11 and later also provides the SMB and Windows Interoperability capability. It differs significantly from Samba and the configuration referenced in this document.

For information on Solaris 11 SMB please refer to the documentation Managing SMB File Sharing and Windows Interoperability in Oracle Solaris 11.1



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