Tag Archives: Active Directory

How To Login To Windows With A FreeIPA Account

Windows Login with FreeIPA

In most cases Windows desktops or servers will typically be joined to a Windows domain controller running Microsoft’s Active Directory, however this is not the only option.

It is possible to join Windows to a FreeIPA realm and then log into the Windows computer with an account from FreeIPA as it makes use of Kerberos for single sign on (SSO). FreeIPA is an open-source project sponsored by Red Hat, which attempts to provide similar functionality to Active Directory for Linux and Unix systems.

This may be a good option if you already run a large Linux or Unix environment, but need to have a small amount of Windows servers capable of using the same centrally managed user accounts.

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How To Join CentOS Linux To An Active Directory Domain

Join Linux to Windows domain

Here we’ll show you how to add your Linux system to a Microsoft Windows Active Directory (AD) domain through the command line. This will allow us to SSH into the Linux server with user accounts in our AD domain, providing a central source of cross-platform authentication.

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70-640 Microsoft Active Directory exam – Passed

For the past few months I have been learning Active Directory on Windows Server 2008 R2 in order to take the certification exam. This morning I took the exam and passed it.

I have been wanting to do so many various IT related certifications for the last few years but have been distracted so much, first by going to university and then starting full time work. At last I’ve finally made some real progress on achieving the certification goals that I’ve set and by passing this one today it has motivated me to continue.

At the moment I am studying for the MCITP: Server Administrator which basically requires the following 3 exams:

70-640: Configuring Active Directory
70-642: Configuring Network Infrastructure
70-646: Server Administrator

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