How to integrate Ubuntu Desktop with Active Directory

Ubiquitous use of Microsoft tools coupled with increasing popularity of open source Linux software for enterprise presents new challenges for non-Microsoft operating systems that require seamless integration with Active Directory for authentication and identity management.

Integrating Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 LTS into an existing Active Directory architecture can be an automated and effortless process when using System Security Services Daemon (SSSD) - it automates a number of steps that previously required time-consuming and error-prone manual configuration.

Integrating Ubuntu Desktop into an existing Active Directory architecture can be an automated and effortless process

This whitepaper provides detailed insights and step-by-step instructions for using SSSD to integrate Ubuntu Desktop into Active Directory and suggests alternative solutions in cases where it is not a suitable option.

What can I learn from this whitepaper?

  • Overview, benefits and drawbacks of using SSSD to integrate third party operating systems into an existing Microsoft Active Directory architecture.
  • Detailed steps for SSSD set up and integrating Ubuntu into Active Directory.
  • Alternative tools to integrate Ubuntu into Active Directory.
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