Ubuntu AD integration 21.04

Well this is going to be fun….

Part 1 – Joining the domain

Part 2 – logon screen tweaks

Three things i’m going to focus on are
1. The annoying welcome to ubuntu screen
2. Remove local accounts and ask for username and password
3. Use username without full domain name

The first is pretty simple – just remove a package called gnome-initial- setup
sudo apt remove gnome-initial-setup

Great, next up is the removing accounts from the logon screen; First, add a gdm profile /etc/dconf/profile/gdm with the following;


Then add a gdm keyfile for machine-wide settings in /etc/dconf/db/gdm.d/00-login-screen:


and finally dconf update to kick it into action.

https://help.gnome.org/admin/system-admin-guide/stable/login-userlist-disable.html.en for more info.

Lastly Those pesky full domain names. Edit /etc/sssd/sssd.conf  so that use_fully_qualified_names = False

This comes with a warning: “This should only be changed if you are certain no other domains will ever join the AD forest, via one of the several possible trust relationships” – see https://ubuntu.com/server/docs/service-sssd for more details.

Part 3 – sudo for admins

sudo nano etc/sudoers

and add lines such as;

%group\ name@domain.fqdn ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL

for an AD group or

administrator@domain.local ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL

for an AD user.