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KB450046 – Join an Active Directory in Houston UI with CentOS 7

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Scope/Description

  • This article will walk through the process of joining an Active Directory in Houston UI.

Prerequisites

  • CentOS 7
  • Houston UI
  • Windows Active Directory
  • Credentials for Domain User with permission to authenticate Active Directory Join

Steps

Installing packages

  • Install packages needed for domain join
[root@centos7 ~]# yum install -y realmd oddjob-mkhomedir oddjob samba-winbind-clients samba-winbind samba-common-tools samba samba-winbind-krb5-locator krb5-workstation samba-client

Configuring realmd to use winbind

  • Set “domain-client”  to winbind instead of sssd
[root@centos7-45d ~]# sed -i 's/^\(default-client = \).*$/\1winbind/' /usr/lib64/realmd/realmd-defaults.conf
  • Then restart the realmd service.

Configuring Hostname and DNS

  • Set hostname to include domain name if not set already, this is done in the Overview tab of the Houston UI.

  • Set DNS server to the IP of the Domain Controller if not done already. This is done in the network tab of the Houston UI

Joining the Domain

  • Join Domain, refresh the page if the “Join Domain” button is greyed out

Granting SeDiskOperatorPrivilege

  • Now we need to grant the SeDiskOperatorPrivilege privilege to any domain groups / users that are going to be configuring share permissions.
[root@centos-45d ~]# net rpc rights grant "45LAB\domain admins" SeDiskOperatorPrivilege -U "45LAB\bk"
Enter 45LAB\bk's password:
Successfully granted rights.
  • You can list all users and groups who have this privilege by running:
[root@centos-45d ~]# net rpc rights list privileges SeDiskOperatorPrivilege -U "45LAB\bk"
Enter 45LAB\bk's password:
SeDiskOperatorPrivilege:
SeDiskOperatorPrivilege:
BUILTIN\Administrators
45LAB\domain admins

Verification

  • We can now communicate with our Active Directory server, and assign permissions based on the users and groups from our Active Directory.

Troubleshooting

  • Ensure you have configured the server hostname and DNS address correctly.
  • Ensure you have configured nsswitch.conf correctly.
  • If net rpc rights grant is causing issues, try using net sam rights grant instead.
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