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SearchOpenSource: New Directory Server Capabilities Coming in RHEL5

Aug 22, 2006, 09:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

[ Thanks to Jane Walker for this link. ]

"SearchOpenSource.com: What role does Red Hat Directory Server play in the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 release?

"Mike Ferris: We are heavily investing in taking a very stable and scalable platform with a Directory Server and extending that with other technologies. The upcoming release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 will include the ability to do smart cards and single sign-on into the platform itself, using back-end componentry that includes our certificate system and Directory Server technology. So, the Directory Server itself is not just an identity store, but it really starts to become part of the open source identity infrastructure to allow accelerated values such as single sign-on. At the core of it, you'll be better able to identify users, identify roles and identify applications and how they connect to resources and systems, and you'll be controlling that and auditing it at an exceptionally strong kernel level..."

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