Active Directory Integration Evolves On Ubuntu 10.10
Nov 29, 2010, 07:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Among the most rapidly evolving niches in the Linux
enterprise market is integration with Microsoft Active Directory.
We last visited this area back in July 2010, but a lot has changed
since then, with new partnerships announced and new software
released. Here are some of the highlights of these developments,
with a focus on their relationship to the latest Ubuntu release,
"Unless you prefer the do-it-yourself approach to AD integration
via Winbind and Samba, there are only two major players in this
niche: Centrify and Likewise. The two companies offer a suite of
similar products, available in both free-to-use and licensed
versions, that "automagically" join Unix-based hosts to a Windows
domain and share its resources.
"The software behind Centrify and Likewise hasn't changed too
much since we last compared the products in the summer, when both
had recently pushed out new releases. Their channel, however, has
evolved in important ways"