What I want to do is to authenticate ubuntu users across the network. I have already created the domain, what I need to know is how to log in the users, save their personal settings and stuff like that. I am portuguese so I'm sorry if I commit any grammatical or writing mistake.

I have tried to google how to do this but everything that I found was how to join a ubuntu client to a windows server domain and that's not what I want.

This is very important, please help me!!!

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    Linux does not work like that. Could you please be more specific? Like what would you like to achieve by this? What is the purpose of this? File-sharing, permissions ?
    – Izzno
    Mar 12, 2016 at 20:37

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I made a comment for you to rephrase your question. But I'm quite sure the answer you are looking for is not an easy fix. Therefore i would recommend you read this tutorial about Linux and Active Directory. I'm sure you will find your answer. (Or what to ask).

This is a guide to Active Directory on linux:


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    You must detail what's in the link in your answer in case the link dies
    – codaamok
    Mar 12, 2016 at 21:30
  • Is this what you ment?
    – Izzno
    Mar 12, 2016 at 21:34
  • No, I want to authenticate ubuntu users into a ubuntu server domain controller. Mar 12, 2016 at 21:48

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