[PC-BSD Testing] pc-activedirectory broken + workarounds

Joe Maloney jmaloney at pcbsd.org
Thu Mar 27 18:51:18 PDT 2014


Kris,
can we change smb.conf here to smb4.conf to begin to fix pc-adsldap domain
joins?

https://github.com/pcbsd/pcbsd/blob/91d60cdbfb76269232372ffcdd3239c069453899/src-sh/
pc-adctl/scripts/pc-samba

Joe Maloney


On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 9:12 PM, Joe Maloney <jmaloney at pcbsd.org> wrote:

> Login without the user list also works perfect.
>
> Joe Maloney
>
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 9:09 PM, Joe Maloney <jmaloney at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>
>> It's not creating the home directories.  Once I created
>> /usr/home/jmaloney manually it worked.  That explains why it was working on
>> my old setup until I removed that user from my local system and nuked the
>> dataset for that user.
>>
>> So.  4 steps required to make it work.
>>
>> Change smb.conf to smb4.conf in pc-samba
>> launch winbindd
>> restart PCDM after launching winbind
>> mkdir /usr/home/%username%
>>
>> Joe Maloney
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 8:20 PM, Joe Maloney <jmaloney at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>>
>>> After some more testing I see that I can log in as a local user with
>>> just "admin" and no problems.  It seems now even if I bring back the list
>>> of users and click to login it still hangs.  I more than likely just borked
>>> my setup when I tried to install samba port to see if it would bring back
>>> /usr/local/etc/rc.d/winbindd script so that I could make it start
>>> automatically.  Which it didn't so I need to figure that out.  I will start
>>> over fresh and just make that smb.conf > smb4.conf change in pc-samba and
>>> at most start winbindd manually and see what happens...
>>>
>>> Joe Maloney
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 10:18 AM, Ken Moore <ken at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>>  On 03/19/2014 10:45, Joe Maloney wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  I actually tested with FreeNAS 9.2.1.2 configured as a domain
>>>> controller.  :)  I'm moving on to a new job full-time in a few weeks where
>>>> I've already deployed about 5 FreeNAS servers so far to replace an old
>>>> samba3 + openldap setup.  So I've been consumed with figuring out the
>>>> perfect setup for that which I have and it's working great so far.
>>>>
>>>> I'm hoping to get a new work PC set up my first day with PCBSD joined
>>>> to the directory so I can kind of show that off.  So far I can log in if I
>>>> choose the option in PCDM to list the users but the manual entry method
>>>> just freezes.  I'll have to see if I can gather more logs somehow.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Both visible/invisible user lists use the exact same backend systems in
>>>> PCDM, so maybe it is something in the "display name" to "username"
>>>> conversion that is messing up active directory (or some AD "magic"
>>>> resulting in needing a different username than you think for the manual
>>>> entry). Try entering the normally-visible "Display Name" into the manual
>>>> entry and see if that works - that should let the PCDM backend convert it
>>>> to the auto-detected username associated with that display name and see if
>>>> it works.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  BTW after looking at the alternatives Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian
>>>> only centos had a GUI tool to actually bind a machine to an active
>>>> directory it was a little more cumbersome to set up than yours was.  So I
>>>> have to say good job.
>>>>
>>>> Joe Maloney
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> :-)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 8:33 AM, Ken Moore <ken at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>  Thanks for the feedback on PCDM, this is the first confirmation I
>>>>> have seen that it works from somebody actually testing it with a full AD
>>>>> setup.
>>>>>
>>>>> My guess would be that the samba conf file location simply got changed
>>>>> between samba3 and samba4, so moving our default configuration over to
>>>>> samba4.conf is probably a good idea since we don't use samba3 anymore. I
>>>>> will defer to Kris for the final say on this matter though..... ;-)
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 03/18/2014 23:34, Joe Maloney wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>  After further research I touched this file and changed smb.conf to
>>>>> smb4.conf.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> https://github.com/pcbsd/pcbsd/blob/91d60cdbfb76269232372ffcdd3239c069453899/src-sh/pc-adctl/scripts/pc-samba
>>>>>
>>>>>  I haven't yet edited in pcbsd git repo.  Is this ok to change?  Is
>>>>> there a reason for it to be smb.conf?
>>>>>
>>>>>  After the above change I just had to launch only winbindd manually
>>>>> and problem solved. Indeed PCDM does not list users when in directory mode
>>>>> unless the box is checked to show users.  Pretty cool.
>>>>>
>>>>>  Joe Maloney
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 9:27 PM, Joe Maloney <jmaloney at pcbsd.org>wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> After configuring with pc-activedirectory it doesn't work.  After
>>>>>> copying smb.conf to smb4.conf the net ads join command then works.  At this
>>>>>> stage wbinfo -u doesn't work to list users so finally starting smb, nmbd,
>>>>>> winbind manually it fully works now I can see all of my ad users in PCDM.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>  Joe Maloney
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
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