Active Directory and Group Policy for Integrating Unix, Linux and Mac into Windows Environments
PowerBroker Identity Services centralizes authentication for Unix, Linux and Mac environments by extending Active Directory’s Kerberos authentication and single sign-on capabilities to these platforms. By extending Group Policy to non-Windows platforms, PowerBroker provides centralized configuration management, reducing the risk and complexity of managing a heterogeneous environment.
Allow users to leverage their AD credentials to access Unix, Linux or Mac systems Attain consistent configuration by extending native group policy management tools to include settings for Unix, Linux and Mac Audit several events in real time; access results through the PowerBroker console or forward to third-party solutions Transition users from desktops to remote machines or between systems, without requiring them to re-enter credentials Consolidate directories to simplify management of complex environments.
Consolidate Credentials, Increase Efficiency
Allows users to log onto Unix, Linux, or Mac systems using their Active Directory (AD) usernames and passwords, without requiring additional infrastructure or password synchronization. Enables IT to leverage AD group membership to centrally control server and workstation access. Provides a single password policy set in AD to all joined systems, including Kerberos SSO for SAP, Siebel, and other key enterprise applications.
Simplify Administration via Directory Consolidation
Facilitates migration from multiple authentication mechanisms, identities, and directories to a single Active Directory-based infrastructure for all systems and users. This centralizes control and speeds user onboarding and offboarding.
Extend Group Policy to Achieve Compliance
Enables consistent configuration enterprise-wide by extending native Group Policy management tools to include specific group policy settings for Unix, Linux and Mac. Supports compliance with SOX, PCI, HIPAA, and other regulations across all systems by replacing NIS with an Active Directory infrastructure.
Comprehensive Platform Support
Supports a wide range of Unix, Linux and Mac platforms including CentOS, Debian, Fedora, FreeBSD, HP-UX, IBM AIX, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Suse, RedHat, Solaris, Ubuntu and others, running on VMs to connect them with Active Directory.