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Status Future consideration
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 15, 2019

AIX Host kerberization utilities to join domain does not exist

AIX OS should have proper tools to join AIX machine to Active Directory (LDAP for authorization and Kerberos for authentication).

Other OS like RHEL7 have realm join feature.
1) Creates computer object in AD
2) Sets SPN for computer object.
3) Cuts a host keytab with aes128 and aes256 enctype. Stores in standard directory
4) Creates krb5.conf

Such a tool will help with automation during automated machine builds. The host could be configured for LDAP and Kerberos when end-user get the machine.

Absence of such a tool would mandate running some manual tasks.

Idea priority High