ALTERNATIVE TO ACTIVE DIRECTORY

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  1. Guillermo Santacruz

    Guillermo Santacruz Member

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    This could be a strange topic but , Does anyone know if there are an Alternative to Active Directory for Linux?

  2. labrat

    labrat Active Member

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    It's possible but you need to do some reading up on kerberos, ldap and the like.
  3. Guillermo Santacruz

    Guillermo Santacruz Member

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    But, do you know some program that manage those protocol on a GUI ?
  4. labrat

    labrat Active Member

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    No idea, did you try searching the web?
  5. Guillermo Santacruz

    Guillermo Santacruz Member

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    Yes, I've tried .
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    VitalkaDrug New Member

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    I think there is no full replacement to MS Active Directory service.
    Partly it could be eDirectory servers offered by various companys (RedHat, NetIQ), but these servers are oriented to Linux and related software, and often used only for authentication or storing address book.
    I think you should ask the developers of various eDirectory servers about its features and can it software kill the AD in your company.
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  7. Guillermo Santacruz

    Guillermo Santacruz Member

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    Oh, look I think this thing represent a big problem for company that wanna move the entire IT deparment to the free software. I am going to still looking for an replacement,however thanks for your help
  8. ZZs

    ZZs Active Member

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    It would be a big change but I recall such a linux that does just that.
    Checkout Distrowatch.com you will find an answer.
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    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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  10. Guillermo Santacruz

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    Thanks a lot for the information, I will take a time to read , its a very hard move the entire deparment but , We can save a lot money with that.

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