For the past few weeks, I’ve been spinning my wheels trying to get CentOS 6 to use Active Directory (Windows 2008 R2-based) for user information and authentication. I currently am using LDAP for these purposes, but in the interest of moving towards a more centralized environment am working towards having all of the UNIX and Linux hosts use AD as a central repository for user information and authentication. This is can be done relatively easily and can be done a couple of different ways that I will outline for you here.
If you’ve ever been in a store, library, or some other public place that has a community bulletin board, you’ve no doubt seen the ads that people put up that have the little pull tabs at the bottom that have a phone number on them. Apparently certain people thought it would be funny to create less-than-sincere ads and post them in various places. I thought some of them were pretty good, and I wanted to put one or two up in places near me. So I went ahead and re-created them. I’ve also created a few of my own.