Squid Proxy Active Directory Authentication

Squid access can be control using Active directory user authentication & internet access can be filtered based on AD groups. AD integration with squid is very effective rarely used by users due to technical knowledge required. This is really helpful in order to centralized authentication for IT resources.

Squid Proxy minimize the bandwidth utilization by its cache capabilities also by applying download restrictions which covered in this article

Let’s take you through steps involved for configuring Squid proxy authentication with Active Directory.

Step1

Make sure to complete Squid proxy installation on Redhat / centos / fedora from associate repository using yum command line utility.

  1. Make sure to complete Squid proxy installation on Redhat / centos / fedora from associate repository using yum command line utility.
  2. login to AD server and invoke Active Directory Users and Computers
  3. Create OU and Groups as indicate below

Squid (OU)

 

 

marketing (Security Group)

finance (Security Group)

accounts (Security Group

 

4. invoke the property of a security group

5. Add the users to associated group as member, do same with all security groups.

6. Create a dedicated user and member of schema admin group   for AD binding in Squid proxy server.  as indicated below.

7. Select the group schema-admin for read / write access to users schema database

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