You can use LDAP authentication against Windows Active Directory by configuring a System Security Services Daemon (SSSD) in the Linux desktop.

Use the following high-level steps to the SSSD LDAP authentication solution.


  1. To enable LDAPS (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol Over Secure Socket Layer), install the Certificate Services on the Active Directory server.
  2. To use LDAP authentication directly against the Microsoft Active Directory, configure the SSSD in the Linux desktop.