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Configure Ezeelogin to authenticate using Windows_AD(Pam-Ldap) in ubuntu?

Configure Ezeelogin to authenticate using Windows_AD(Pam-LDAP) in Ubuntu 16.x, 18.x, 20.x, 22.x ?

Integration of WINDOWS-AD (PAM-LDAP) in Ubuntu

Install and setup the Active Directory

Make sure that the PHP-LDAP extension is installed on the server. Replace the PHP version in the below command.

root@jumpserver:~# apt-get install phpx.x-ldap

eg:    root@jumpserver:~# apt-get install php8.2-ldap

root@jumpserver:~# systemctl restart apache2

1.  Login to Web-GUI > open settings > LDAP

 Add the details of LDAP configurations & Check the Windows Active Directory.

2.  Open Settings > General > Authentication > Change web panel authentication to LDAP & Check External SSH Auth

3. Select the LDAP users and import them to Ezeelogin.

             You can confirm the imported LDAP users were listed in the Users 

             Now you can log in to ezeelogin with LDAP user in ezeelogin GUI

When importing an LDAP user, they will be assigned to the default group or the mapped user group. After the import, if we change the LDAP user to another user group, we will receive a note saying "Group Mismatch." This is not an error.

    After importing the users to Ezeelogin, log in with the user and set up the security code for the user under Account > Password > New Security Code.

4. Make sure that UNIX ATTRIBUTES is enabled on WINDOWS(2003,2008,2012) SERVER 

   You do not need to install unix attributes on Windows 10 and Windows 2016 server OS.

 Login to the Windows server & open the command prompt

 Enter the below command

Dism.exe/online/enable-feature /feature name:nis /all

   Reboot the server to complete the installation

5. Make sure to add the values for UID, GID, Login Shell, Home Directory

 Win 2008 Unix Attributes
---> For Window 2016 AD  user set the attributes such as uidNumber = 10001 , gidNumber = 12001 , unixHomeDirectory = /home/mike , loginShell=/usr/local/bin/ezsh 

NOTE:   For the  Unix  Attributes uidNumber, gidNumber, and login shell to be visible, make sure to click on the Filter button and select  ONLY " Show Only Writable Attributes" as shown below.

Let's configure PAM_LDAP Authentication for SSH  

 Login to Ezeelogin SSH server to configure pam-LDAP
1. Install the pam-LDAP module by the following command

root@jumpserver:~# apt-get install ldap-auth-client ldap-auth-config nscd

2. Enter LDAP URI, Base dn & select LDAP version 3
Enter the details when it is prompted or you can add it later as follows.
 3.  Add Binddn, bind password & Active Directory Mappings to /etc/ldap.conf  
root@jumpserver:~# nano /etc/ldap.conf

 base OU=developers,DC=adez,DC=com

 uri ldap://

 binddn cn=admin,dc=eztest,dc=net

 bindpw chaSD@#234JH56hj^7

And addbinddn and bind password to the file

In Ubuntu 16.x, run the command  " ln -s /etc/ldap /etc/openldap"  as well.

4. Search for RF 2307 (AD) mapping & add or uncomment the following lines 

nss_map_objectclass posixAccount user
nss_map_objectclass shadowAccount user
nss_map_attribute uid sAMAccountName
nss_map_attribute homeDirectory unixHomeDirectory
nss_map_attribute shadowLastChange pwdLastSet
nss_map_objectclass posixGroup group
nss_map_attribute uniqueMember member
pam_login_attribute sAMAccountName
pam_filter objectclass=User
pam_password ad

nss_override_attribute_value loginShell /usr/local/bin/ezsh

5. Append 'ldap' to password, group & shadow in /etc/nsswitch.conf  

root@jumpserver:~# cat /etc/nsswitch.conf

# /etc/nsswitch.conf


# Example configuration of GNU Name Service Switch functionality.

# If you have the `glibc-doc-reference' and `info' packages installed, try:

# `info libc "Name Service Switch"' for information about this file.


passwd:         compat  ldap   

group:          compat  ldap

shadow:         compat  ldap


hosts:          files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns

networks:       files


protocols:      db files

services:       db files

ethers:         db files

rpc:            db files


netgroup:       nis

6. Enable auto-create home directory on login by adding the following to /etc/pam.d/common-session by the following command

root@jumpserver:~# echo "session optional skel=/etc/skel umask=077" >> /etc/pam.d/common-session

7. Edit /etc/pam.d/common-password and add the ldap entries.

root@jumpserver:~# vi /etc/pam.d/common-password

#look for the lines starting with the password and add the line below to enable authentication via LDAP.

password [success=1 user_unknown=ignore default=die] use_authtok try_first_pass

8. Restart nscd service

root@jumpserver:~# service nscd restart  

Ensure the login shell of LDAP user is /usr/local/bin/ezsh  

Now run the id/finger command and see whether you can get AD user details 

[root@jumpserver ~]# finger jake

Login: jake           Name: jake t

Directory: /home/jake     Shell: /usr/local/bin/ezsh

Last login Wed Jun 13 05:02 (EDT) on pts/1 from

No mail.

No Plan.

[root@jumpserver ~]# id jake

uid=10001(jake) gid=120001(domain users) groups=1547600513(domain users)

Run an LDAP search to check the values returned from your AD server as follows. This is used for troubleshooting. Ensure that it returns the values of uid, gid, home directory, and login shell.

[root@jumpserver]# ldapsearch -x -LLL -E pr=200/noprompt -h -D "[email protected]" -w admod_2016 -b "cn=jake,cn=users,dc=ad2016,dc=admod,dc=net"


dn: CN=jake,CN=Users,DC=ad2016,DC=admod,DC=net

objectClass: top

objectClass: person

objectClass: organizationalPerson

objectClass: user

cn: jake

givenName: jake

distinguishedName: CN=jake,CN=Users,DC=ad2016,DC=admod,DC=net

instanceType: 4

whenCreated: 20180703063304.0Z

whenChanged: 20180703063554.0Z

displayName: jake

uSNCreated: 45128

uSNChanged: 45136

name: jake

objectGUID:: ldpkFlnRs0O6irphlTq1AA==

userAccountControl: 512

badPwdCount: 0

codePage: 0

countryCode: 0

badPasswordTime: 0

lastLogoff: 0

lastLogon: 0

pwdLastSet: 131750731848783837

primaryGroupID: 513


accountExpires: 9223372036854775807

logonCount: 0

sAMAccountName: jake

sAMAccountType: 805306368

userPrincipalName: [email protected]

objectCategory: CN=Person,CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=ad2016,DC=admod,DC=net

dSCorePropagationData: 16010101000000.0Z

uidNumber: 10001

gidNumber: 12000

unixHomeDirectory: /home/jake

loginShell: /usr/local/bin/ezsh

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Troubleshooting Steps:

ERROR: Could not authenticate with any LDAP server

ERROR: Could not bind to any LDAP server: 80090308

Error log file and configuration file to troubleshoot.

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