Introducing adutil – A tool to ease configuration of AD authentication for SQL on Linux/Containers


We are excited to introduce adutil in public preview, this is a CLI based utility developed to ease the AD authentication configuration for both SQL Server on Linux and SQL Server Linux containers. AD authentication enables domain-joined clients on either Windows or Linux to authenticate to SQL Server using their domain credentials and the Kerberos protocol.

 

Until today, when configuring the AD authentication for SQL on Linux, for creation of « AD user for SQL Server and setting SPNs » you needed to switch from Linux to Windows machine and then switch back to Linux machine to continue with the rest of