Rockstor is a powerful server operating system with many important features. One of my favorite is that Rockstor can be connected and joined to any existing Domain Controller (Active Directory). So, any resources, shared folder created in Rockstor server can be accessed by existing domain users. We don’t have to re create users in order to access the shared folder.
Before we attempt to join Rockstor to the domain controller, there are some important things that we need to configure first.
- Configure the network interface, DNS Server
It is mandarory to set the Rockstor DNS Server to the Domain Controller IP address. Go to System | Network Interface to set the DNS Server.
2. Configure NTP
In order to join the domain, NTP must be enabled on Rockstor. Configure NTP via System | Service | NTP.
3. Join domain
I am running Univention Corporate Server as my Primary Domain Controller. Its a perfect Windows Active Directory replacement. Rockstor can easily join to UCS domain. First, we need to configure the Active Directory information. Go to System |Service | Active Directory.
Provide the domain controller information including domain name, administrator username and password. Click Submit to proceed. Once finished, domain users can access Rockstor shared folders with their user and password.