Ubuntu – likewise-open | 14.04 | other easy way to connect AD


we use a lot of Linux-Servers with active-directory membership for user-authentication. This are made with the likewise-open packet.
We tested the beta-Version of ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. Everything works fine after one minute
(install, domain-join, import registry, edit sudoers, done). Now, from beta to production-release likewise-open is removed from repository.

Is there any equivalent easy way for AD-domain-join and (AD-)group-based login-management (without manually installing and editing config-files for samba, winbind, nsswitch, pam etc….?

thanks a lot

Best Answer

Using Powerbroker instead of likewise

do as steps below

1- download powerbroker frome here http://download1.beyondtrust.com/Technical-Support/Downloads/PowerBroker-Identity-Services-Open-Edition/?Pass=True

2- run it ,

sudo chmod a+x

run by typing it and hitting enter key

 sudo ./pibsfilename.sh

3- join by one of the below commands

 sudo domainjoin-cli join domainname.com administrator@domainname.com


 sudo domainjoin-cli join --disable ssh domainname.com administrator@domainname.com

4- Also, note that you might need to make one minor change to a config file as noted here. Namely, in the file /etc/pam.d/common-session, change the line that reads:

   session sufficient pam_lsass.so


   session [success=ok default=ignore] pam_lsass.so

5- run this command to config, like lwconfig in likewise (run from home folder), use caret ^ for spaces in group names

   /opt/pbis/bin/config Requiremembershipof "domainname\\ASecurityGroupFromYourDomain" "domainname\\plus^other^group"
   /opt/pbis/bin/config AssumeDefaultDomain true
   /opt/pbis/bin/config UserDomainPrefix domainname

6- if you want a username to be sudoer do as follows

 sudo nano /etc/sudoers

after root line add the line below

 username ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL

for group use %:


7- and finally edit lightdm configuration file

   sudo nano /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-unity-greeter.conf


(60-lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf in Lubuntu 14.04)

8- Reboot

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