UNIX/Linux/Mac Integration with Active Directory: Understanding the 5 Possible End States

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Everyone has Active Directory. AD is an awesome directory especially for its ease of use and out-of-the-box fault-tolerance and bandwidth sensitivity. And maintaining duplicate user accounts, dealing with out-of-sync identity and authorization information is not fun on so many levels.
 
So it only makes sense to integrate UNIX, Linux and Mac systems with Active Directory. Consolidating to one user account and even single-sign on has never been more doable, not to centralizing authorization with AD groups and eliminating redundant copies of out-of-sync identity information.
 
But there are so many ways to skin the cat depending on whether you use Kerberos or LDAP for authentication and whether you settle for just centralizing user accounts (authentication) or whether you also move authorization (basically group membership) to AD as well. And with Kerberos itself, there are options too, such as, will you migrate or trust your existing Unix Kerberos realm.
 
In this upcoming real-training-for-freesession, I'll explain the "5 Possible End States" for UNIX/AD integration and compare a number of the technology options available to reach those end states. We will discuss using the native AD connectors in some versions of Unix and Linux. Also, we'll talk a little about what's available in the open source community. But I want you to understand the limitations with native and open source compared to how easy Centrify (our sponsor) can make this and how much further Centrify takes the integration of Unix/Linux and Macs with AD. You can make these systems a full citizen of Active Directory-complete with group policy for configuration management!
 
This is going to be a great, technical and practical session! Please register now!
 
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