On Fri, Mar 08, 2019 at 07:25:59PM +0000, Mike Hughes wrote:
Hi SSSD Users list,
Our AD domain is functional level '03 and it's about time we upgrade. We have a
little over twenty CentOS (vers. 5, 6 & 7) development servers which use AD for ssh
authentication and shared samba mounts.
The best info I found regarding this upgrade's impact on Linux shares &
authentication is this article from Centrify  which mentions that the smb service might
have to be restarted.
I also have not found a working reliable source for the best method to join additional
CentOS servers to the domain. Right now we're using a mix of samba and winbind for
centos 5/6  and sssd for centos 7 . My ignorance around Kerberos is vast and wonder
if/how that might play a role in this.
We did notice that with the standard sssd setup, our UID and GIDs were different so we
and then set the values for each user object manually within ADUC --> Attribute
Editor --> gidNumber and uidNumber to match what they reported from a CentOS 6
machine's "id user" command.
I'm increasingly anxious about raising the functional level since it is a one-way
process with no rollback option. What are the best sources of information for managing AD
from the SSSD point of view there should not be an issue. The two main
point which are also mentioned in  are support of AES in the Kerberos
level and SID compression in the PAC.
Since you are using SSSD on CentOS7 SSSD and the underlying Kerberos
libraries can handle AES. Additionally afaik changing the functional
level only enable AES support but does not enforce it automatically. So
the clients will keep using the old RC4 or DES3 keys from the keytab on
the client. Nevertheless it might be a good idea after the upgrade of
the functional level to re-join the client systems or update the keytab
by other means so that the more secure AES keys can be used.
SSSD can use the PAC to determine the group-memberships of a user. Since
some time SSSD can handle SID compression as well
) but by default other means to
determine the group-memberships of a user are used. And even if you
have the PAC responder running and cannot update to SSSD-1.16.3 or
higher you can still disable the PAC responder.
I cannot comment on how Samba and Winbind especially the older versions
from CentOS 5 and 6 might be affected.
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