This page is for describing the migration and current setup of the Active Directory domain at UCC.

The Active Directory domain at UCC will be The primary DNS server for domain is The primary DC for domain is also

Upgrade/Setup Process is delegated using separate zones in Mooneye's /etc/bind/named.conf.local

Samson's test domain is set up by:

  • apt install samba winbind chrony sssd

  • Disable the systemd units for the non-DC setup & default configuration:

systemctl stop smbd
systemctl stop nmbd
systemctl stop winbind
systemctl disable smbd
systemctl disable nmbd
systemctl disable winbind
rm /etc/samba/smb.conf
  • scp root@molmol:/usr/local/etc/smb4.conf /opt/smb.conf.pdc

  • scp root@molmol:/var/db/samba4/\*.tdb /opt/samba-db/

  • scp root@molmol:/var/db/samba4/private/\*.tdb /opt/samba-db/

  • Change "UCCDOMAIN" to "UCCDOMAYNE" and Mussel's hostname to an IP address in /opt/smb.conf.pdc

  • Comment out the ZFS-specific entries in /opt/smb.conf.pdc.

  • samba-tool domain classicupgrade --use-xattrs=yes --realm --dbdir=/opt/samba-db --dns-backend=SAMBA_INTERNAL --verbose /opt/smb.conf.pdc

Windows systems

Just join them to the domain. Doesn't look like you need to create a machine account before joining?

Linux systems

Based on the instructions from and Before configuring the domain ensure the following:

  • Install the required packages: apt install samba winbind krb5-user libpam-krb5 libpam-winbind libnss-winbind

  • Ensure the system is configured according to the SOE.

  • edit /etc/krb5.conf to point to the new domain:

        default_realm =
        dns_lookup_realm = false
        dns_lookup_kdc = true
  • Make the following /etc/samba/smb.conf:

# Configure the domain infomation
        security = ads
        realm =
        workgroup = UCCDOMAYNE

# use winbind to map users and groups
        winbind enum users = yes
        winbind enum groups = yes
        winbind use default domain = yes
        kerberos method = secrets and keytab

#Config gid/sid mapping based on AD attributes
        winbind nss info = rfc2307

        idmap config * : backend = tdb
        idmap config * : range = 13000-17999
        #idmap config for UCCDOMAYNE
        idmap config UCCDOMAYNE:backend = ad
        idmap config UCCDOMAYNE:schema_mode = rfc2307
        idmap config UCCDOMAYNE:range = 1-999999
        idmap config UCCDOMAYNE:unix_primary_group = yes
  • Join the machine to the domain with: net ads join -U <username>.

  • configure pam using pam-auth-update and enable Winbind NT/AD authentication.

  • configure nsswitch.conf

# /etc/nsswitch.conf
# Example configuration of GNU Name Service Switch functionality.
# If you have the `glibc-doc-reference' and `info' packages installed, try:
# `info libc "Name Service Switch"' for information about this file.

passwd:         compat winbind
group:          compat winbind
shadow:         files
gshadow:        files

hosts:          files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns
networks:       files

protocols:      db files
services:       db files 
ethers:         db files
rpc:            db files

netgroup:       nis 
  • start the services:

  • Make sure the computer can fetch the domain users and groups with:

wbinfo -g and wbinfo -u

Converted systems

  • Windows desktops
  • Linux desktops
  • Linux servers
    • Motsugo
    • Merlo
    • Mooneye
  • FreeBSD servers
    • Molmol
  • Webmail?
  • Adduser scripts
  • Proxmox

dispense no longer has to back onto LDAP, so once Merlo is converted then things should just work

Unconverted systems

  • Windows server (Maaxen)
  • Linux servers
    • Mussel
    • Other machines
  • FreeBSD servers
    • Musdea
  • Solaris machines
  • RADIUS (VPN & wireless)

  • Mac machines