I would like to use the same username/password to log in to my Linux machine as I do for a Windows machine that authenticates against Active Directory.
In particular, what I want is:
- When I log in via LightDM or SSH, I am authenticated with my AD credentials.
- If my account does not exist locally, an initial one is created.
- I do not want to have to manually synchronise passwords.
- I don't need the option to create non-AD-authenticated accounts on the local machine, but I don't mind if the possibility exists either.
I do not administer the AD or what it runs on. I have full administrative control of the Linux machine. I have installed Samba and can reliably browse network shares using my AD credentials.
I initially tried to follow the ActiveDirectoryWinbindHowto, but it appears that I would need to be an administrator of the AD for those instructions to work (this also applies to some other, very similar instructions I found elsewhere).