Description of problem:
Integration into existing Windows networks would be easier if we had a way to
create a computer account as part of the installation process. Right now this
needs to be done manually after the installation, using Samba's net command.
An interactive option at installation time or a kickstart option would be ideal.
The problem with the latter is that AD requires a valid Kerberos ticket, which
in turn means having someone entering a password so that their credentials can
be then passed around. This is not impossible to achieve (if the user can get
forwardable tickets); it mostly requires a mechanism to be established for this
kind of things. One option would be to pass the user ticket through the
kickstart server onto the machine being installed; another would be for the
account to be created by the kickstart server, which would then pass the
computer credentials. In either case, there would need to be a way to keep the
The above could be scripted somehow in the post-installation stage, but I have
the feeling that solving the problem once for all would be more effective than
having everyone reinvent the wheel again and again - poorly or at least in a
authconfig needs to be able to handle this before anaconda can even think about
it. We use authconfig pretty much everywhere for setting this stuff up.
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