Does Active Directory Top Linux Authentication Options?

[ Thanks to Peter Parker for this
link. ]

“While Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD) is an effective play to
circumvent the inherent central authentication foibles of Linux,
getting the technology synced with servers has been a complex
undertaking for IT practitioners, to say the least.

“The problems of authentication stem from Linux’s Unix roots,
said John Enck, research director at Stamford, Conn.-based research
firm Gartner Inc…”

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