Active Directory Integration

OmniOS can integrate itself into an active directory domain as an smb file server and it can use an active directory server for both login authentication as well as to provide name services for user accounts.

Preparing the System

Use AD as your dns server

# cat <<CFG_END >/etc/resolv.conf
domain my-ad-domain.local
search my-ad-domain.local

Enable ntp as precise time is essential for kerberos operation.

# svcadm enable network/ntp

Hooking up Kerberos

Install Kerberos support

# pkg install system/security/kerberos-5

Setup Kerberos for MS Active Directory (ms_ad)

# kclient -T ms_ad          
# kinit -V administrator         

Enabling SMB Filesharing

To make sure we have the same user id numbers everywhere we want to keep them in Active Direcory.

# svccfg -s svc:/system/idmap setprop config/directory_based_mapping=astring: idmu
# svcadm refresh svc:/system/idmap

Make sure you have the following properties configured for every user in your active directory:

* uid (username)
* uidNumber 
* gidNumber
* homeDirectory
* loginShell
* gecos

Active Directory Configuration

# sharectl set -p lmauth_level=5 smb
# sharectl set -p system_comment="My Funny Fileserver" smb
# svcadm enable -r smb/server

Name Service Integration

The illumos active directory plugin does not support full login integration, therefore we have to setup a proxy ldap user and then configure the ldap client to enable unix logins with ldap accounts. The proxy AD user has to have appropriate rights to read the user account entries.

Proxy User Account

Now configure the ldap client accordingly

ldapclient manual \
    -a credentialLevel=proxy \
    -a authenticationMethod=simple \
    -a proxyDN="cn=omnios ldap,cn=Users,dc=my-ad-domain,dc=local" \
    -a proxyPassword=Plain Password \
    -a defaultSearchBase=dc=my-ad-domain,dc=local \
    -a domainName=my-ad-domain.local \
    -a followReferrals=false \
    -a \
    -a attributeMap=group:userpassword=userPassword \
    -a attributeMap=group:memberuid=memberUid \
    -a attributeMap=group:gidnumber=gidNumber \
    -a attributeMap=passwd:gecos=gecos \
    -a attributeMap=passwd:gidnumber=gidNumber \
    -a attributeMap=passwd:uidnumber=uidNumber \
    -a attributeMap=passwd:homedirectory=HomeDirectory \
    -a attributeMap=passwd:loginshell=loginShell \
    -a attributeMap=shadow:shadowflag=shadowFlag \
    -a attributeMap=shadow:userpassword=userPassword \
    -a objectClassMap=group:posixGroup=group \
    -a objectClassMap=passwd:posixAccount=user \
    -a objectClassMap=shadow:shadowAccount=user \
    -a serviceSearchDescriptor=passwd:dc=my-ad-domain,dc=local?sub \
    -a serviceSearchDescriptor=group:dc=my-ad-domain,dc=local?sub

Make sure that /etc/nsswitch.conf only has ldap entries for passwd and group plus dns for hosts:

# ...
passwd:     files ldap ad
group:      files ldap ad
# ...
hosts:      files dns
ipnodes:    files dns
# ...

Finally pam must be told to use kerberos where appropriate via /etc/pam.conf the entries are most likely already present you just have to remove the comment character #. See man pam_krb5 for details.

login   auth sufficient
krlogin auth required 
krsh    auth required 
ktelnet auth required 
other   auth sufficient


Your OmniOS server should now be accessible as smb fileserver from windows clients allowing for SSO access.

On the omnios command line you should see all accounts using with getent passwd just create appropriate home directories and chown them to the users.


Thanks to Manuel Oetiker for help in figuring this all out.

If you have any have input on how to improve this setup or the documentation, please be in touch.