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Turnkey File Server - Authenticate using Active Directory

grant's picture

I have a Windows 2008 domain and would like to use Turnkey File Server for a NAS.  I only need one or two shares on the NAS but I need about 30 windows users to be able to access it using authentication.  I'd like to have it tied into my Active Directory.  Is this possible?  Easily?  Hard?

Jeremy Davis's picture

Theoretically possible, but probably painful...

Easiest way to go would be to use Samba users as group logins (ie if some people only need read only, make a user for them; others than need read/write make a user for them). It will mean that they will need the username and password to access them (won't be able to just open them) but probably significantly easier than trying to get it to fully sync with your 2k8 AD directory...

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