April 3, 2015

First Time Setting Up Linux Infrastructure - Domain?

Hello,

I'm an IT professional (15 years) - all in Windows environments. I have been interested in Linux for well over 10 years and run Mint on my laptop.

I've never setup a Linux infrastructure, though (file server, dhcp, dns, etc.). I started to do that using virtual box vm.

I just installed CentOS 7 as a server and would like to configure it as it would be used in a corporate environment (smaller scale, of course).

Coming from a Windows background, one of the first things I would setup for centralized user and computer object management is a domain and add the server as a domain controller.

What is the equivalent of a domain controller in Linux? I know there is OpenLdap but is there anything included in the server os that is used? What are the steps to setup a linux server to be used in a corporate environment?

Thanks.

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