[Freeipa-users] FreeIPA as domain controller?

Alexander Bokovoy abokovoy at redhat.com
Mon Oct 17 10:14:10 UTC 2016

On ma, 17 loka 2016, Brian Candler wrote:
>Sorry if this is a frequently asked question, but it's not easy to 
>find a simple answer.
>* Can I use FreeIPA (v4) as a domain controller for Windows machines 
>to join?

>* If not, what's the recommended free/open solution? Would it be to 
>set up a Samba4 domain controller, and then set up cross-realm trust 
>between FreeIPA and Samba4?

We are not yet at the point you could use IPA-hosted identities to login
to Windows machines joined to AD, though, regardless which AD
implementation it is.

>(That is: assuming I want central AAA for both Linux boxes and Windows 
>Things I found:
>* http://www.freeipa.org/page/About
>... but it only mentions FreeIPA v2 and v3
>* https://sambaxp.org/archive_data/SambaXP2016-SLIDES/thu/track2/sambaxp2016-thu-track2-Alexander_Bokovoy-Andreas_Schneider-SambaAndFreeIPAAnUpdateOnActiveDirectoryIntegration.pdf
>... report on work-in-progress. It does say:
>" FreeIPA Domain Controller is unlike Samba AD → Windows cannot be 
>joined to FreeIPA".  But it's not clear if this is an eventual goal, 
>or whether it's likely to remain this way.
Eventual goal is to allow IPA-hosted identities to be used to login to
Windows machines joined to Samba AD.

/ Alexander Bokovoy

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