Forgive me if this is a very basic question, but I have read the documentation 
and am still confused as to what to do.
Right now I am using FreeIPA 3.3.3 on a Centos 7 server, and using it to manage 
about 200 users and 90 Scientific Linux workstations, and everything works 
great.  Unfortunately I have been told that I must now use the University's 
Active Directory to authenticate all of my users.  I have read the 
documentation on FreeIPA / AD integration and am not sure if that will meet my 
requirements.  All my Linux users' home directories are auto mounted on login 
from a CentOS 7 NFS server with their bash profiles etc. run off that mount.    
From what I have read it seems to me that FreeIPA / AD integration is more 
focused on getting Windows users to be able to log into a Linux machine with 
access to their Windows folders and profiles (oddjob creating a local home 
directory on the Linux box, etc.)  I don't want this.  All I need is to simply 
authenticate the user using AD (BTW their IPA usernames and AD usernames are 
the same other than the domain) then use the info from FreeIPA as I do now. I 
don't need any folders mounted from the Windows  servers.
Have I completely mis-read the documentation and I can do this by integrating 
FreeIPA and AD?  Is there an easy way to do this? I am not a Windows AD expert 
by any means.

Thanks for your help!


David Fitzgerald
Department of Earth Science
Millersville University
Millersville, PA 17551

Phone:  717-871-7436
E-Mail:  david.fitzger...@millersville.edu

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