SSH Connection to Linux Over Active Directory and Centrify

Background

Need to start providing On call support to  some of our DB Servers that are running on Linux Hosts.

Being able to ssh to the boxes is essential.

 

Downloading

Downloaded Putty from here.

Usage

Putty

Connection Attempt

Launched Putty.exe, thanks goodness no installation needed.

The Putty Screen is very minimal:

  1. Host Name or IP address
    • xxxx01
  2. Port
    1. 22

 

session

 

Connection Attempt

Image

accessdenied

Textual

Using keyboard-interactive authentication.
Password :
Access denied


Active Directory

To do

Have your Active Directory support group add you to the impacted AD Group

 

Validate

DOS

Script

Syntax
net group [ADgroup] /domain
Sample
net group grpLinuxDBA /domain

 

Output

netgroup_20161208_0320pm

Centrify

Have Centrify Administrators do the following:

  1. Create an account for you
  2. Add you to an existing group that has access to the Linux DB Hosts
  3. Grant explicit sudo access  to created account or inherit from group membership

BTW, the Centrify product that we use is listed here.

 

 

 

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