Active Directory Authentication - Proxmox + Samba


Nov 6, 2020
On my first Proxmox deployment I screwed this up, so this time I'm looking for some advice before I move forward with my new host.

I'm migrating from an old Proxmox host to a new one. On this old host I'm running Proxmox as the OS with ZFS, and Samba directly on the host. I also have a couple of LXD containers directly accessing a ZFS dataset on the host. The LXD container and Samba shares each use their own ZFS dataset. It would be nice to access the LXD containter's dataset via Samba, but not a requirement.

Basically what I'd like to accomplish is use AD as the authentication source for the Proxmox UI, host CLI, and Samba. Last time around I got everything working for the host UI and CLI, then when I went to implement Samba I think it was using a different authentication mechanism and it ended up breaking authentication for the host UI and CLI.

Is there any general advice you would offer someone in my position?


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