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Learning RHEL Networking by Andrew Mallett

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Logging on to RHEL 7 using Active Directory credentials

Welcome to the world of centralized accounts. I think you will have to concede that the process was very simple using RHEL 7 and vastly more simple than the previous releases of RHEL. We are now ready to make use of central user accounts from the Active Directory.

To log on to the RHEL 7 server, we can use the Active Directory UPN (User Principal Name). This is in the format of user@<Fully Qualified Domain Name>. For example, if we have an account in the example.com domain named jjones, we can log on to the RHEL server using the following command:

jjones@example.com

The following screenshot shows this process as we use the switch user command to log on as the AD account for jjones. Note that ...

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