RE: Solaris 9 authentication and access control into Active Directory

From: Myers, Mike (
Date: 09/20/04

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    Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 08:14:24 -0700
    To: "Reg Quinton" <>,

    The trick to changing passwords with the Kerberos on Solaris is to add this token to the krb5.conf in the [realms] section (inside of the definition for the realm):

            kpasswd_protocol = SET_CHANGE

    For example:

                    AD.EXAMPLE.COM = {
                            kdc = ...:88
                            admin_server = ...:464
                            kpasswd_protocol = SET_CHANGE

    After that, kpasswd works just fine.

     - Mike Myers, Mike.Myers <at>

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Reg Quinton []
    Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 6:22 AM
    Cc: "Ron Ogle"
    Subject: Re: Solaris 9 authentication and access control into Active

    From: "Ron Ogle" <>
    > 1. Use Kerberos on Solaris 9 via PAM to authenticate to AD using the
    > Windows username/password.

    I've done that with vendor's implementation -- no code imported to system.
    There's a good Microsoft paper at

    It's an awkward configuration and not much fun to set up. The trick is to
    implement a user within your Active Directory for the machine, set his
    password, then import that information to Unix. It works but I never got
    the password change figured out. I have some very rough notes here that I
    can share:

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