In the past week, I’ve been configuring a Ubuntu 14.04 computer to allow user to log in using their credentials stored in a Active Directory server on our network.

The machine was configured with Likewise-Open package. After the system is configured, I realized when a user logs in using ssh, the default shell is /bin/sh and I’d really like to change that to fish shell /usr/bin/fish. The following command does exactly that.

sudo /opt/likewise/bin/lwregshell set_value '[HKEY_THIS_MACHINE\Services\lsass\Parameters\Providers\ActiveDirectory]' LoginShellTemplate /usr/bin/fish
sudo /opt/likewise/bin/lwregshell set_value '[HKEY_THIS_MACHINE\Services\lsass\Parameters\Providers\Local]' LoginShellTemplate /usr/bin/fish

Then refresh Local Security Service:

sudo /opt/likewise/bin/lwsm refresh lsass

Now you also need to clear LikeWise’s Active Directory Cache if users have already logged in and you want it to take effect immediately: (if this is done during setup you can skip this step)

sudo /opt/likewise/bin/lw-ad-cache --delete-all

LikeWise Open: Change Default Shell