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Active Directory for Linux draws closer

Jan 31, 2009, 01:32 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M Williams)

"Active Directory is a Microsoft technology that provides a raft of network services. This includes LDAP-like directory services, Kerberos-based authentication and DNS-based machine naming.

"These items make it possible for a Windows server admin to create a corporate domain that will extend to every user and computer on the network.

"Each user login will authenticate against Active Directory; every computer will be joined to the Active Directory domain. This becomes the glue that allows users to share files, have automatic access to file and print and other resources, for people to look each other up within the global address list and so much more."

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