NOTE: FortiNAC is now named FortiNAC-F. For post-9.4 articles, see FortiNAC-F. FortiNAC is a zero-trust network access solution that provides users with enhanced visibility into the Internet of Things (IoT) devices on their enterprise networks.
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This article explains how to solve an issue that occurs when the service fails to start while configuring Local Winbind in the Administration UI under System > Settings > Authentication > Local RADIUS Server.


FortiNAC 8.8.

Join the domain prior to enabling the Winbind service:
1) Configure the following:
- Local NetBIOS Name
- Domain NetBIOS Name
- Kerberos Realm Name
- Domain Controller Hostname

2) Select Save Settings.
3) Select Join Domain.

4) Select Enable Service.
Note: Since domain joining runs on Kerberos and Kerberos is time-sensitive, ensure the FortiNAC appliance is in sync with DC time: configure the FortiNAC to use the same NTP server as DC.

For more details on the fields in this view, see Configure Local RADIUS Server settings in the Administration Guide.