Configuring NFSv4 with Kerberos and LDAP Authentication

This document explains how to configure NFSv4 Server with Kerberos and LDAP authentication.
Using Kerberos and/or LDAP with NFSv4 enables use of NFSv4 while maintaining each user's and user group's security rights for files and folders.

The goal of this document is to describe how to setup a network to enable the following:

  • User authentication is performed using a central Kerberos server (typically Active Directory)
  • User information (UID/GID/home directories) is stored in a LDAP directory
  • NFS automount information is stored in LDAP
  • NFSv4 authentication using Kerberos is possible with support for legacy NFSv3 mounts.