SearchOpenSource: Migrating Active Directory into Linux: Many Roads to Rome
Oct 26, 2006, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Although Windows and Linux can provide similar functionality,
you won't find one-to-one matching features on each platform. This
is doubly true if you are migrating an Active Directory repository
to Linux. It's not impossible to directly migrate user information
from AD into Linux, but some of the functionality offered in AD
will be expressed differently in Linux.
"I've written before about how Active Directory handles two
basic functions: directory lookup (which Linux handles with an
implementation of LDAP, such as OpenLDAP) and user authentication,
which is done through Kerberos..."