Friday, April 25, 2014

PowerBroker Identity Services (formerly Likewise Open) on Ubuntu server

*Likewise Open is no longer available.  It has been taken over by BeyondTrust and is called PowerBroker® Identity Services, Open Edition
Here are the steps I took to get PowerBroker Identity Services, Open Edition onto Ubuntu Server.
  • Ubuntu Server 14.04 64-bit
  • PBIS Open - Stable Release
  1. Log-in to server with sudo privileges
  2. Be sure ssh server is installed
  3. Download PowerBroker® Identity Services, Open Edition 
  4. Make script executable
      $chmod +x
  5. Execute install script and follow istructions 
      $sudo ./
  6. Join the domain
      $sudo domainjoin-cli join <domain name> <domain admin user>
  7. Change default shell for domain users to bash
      $sudo /opt/pbis/bin/config LoginShellTemplate /bin/bash
  8. If you would like, set the domain as default (not require <domain>\ to precede username for domain logins)
      $sudo /opt/pbis/bin/config AssumeDefaultDomain true
  9. Add domain users to necessary groups in /etc/group (sudo for the admin users)
  10. Clear cache
      $sudo /opt/pbis/bin/ad-cache --delete-all
  11. Apply fix: Edit /etc/pam.d/common-session and change "session sufficient" line to
      session [success=ok default=ignore]
  12. Reboot and login with domain user


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  2. If you are logged in with root priviledges you can remove the sudo commands that head your above instructions.

  3. This can help with step 13:

    In the case that you the ability to log in to the domain with any user found in your authentication server.