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Linux version of Active Directory?

RSimsRSims Posts: 146

Question, when running a linux server, is there any linux version of an active directory tree? Specifically the ability to manage the accounts and security rules in depth like in a windows active directory environment, is there anything comparable or is it strictly a windows server function?

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  • mfillpotmfillpot Posts: 2,180
    You can use a LDAP server for centralized authentication, but the group policies only exist in Active directory. So there is no single solution to replace active directory.
  • RSimsRSims Posts: 146
    Now there's an idea, if someone was able to create a native Linux based active directory, then the need for a windows server would drop dramatically in many corporate areas.
  • woboylewoboyle Posts: 501
    Active Directory is an LDAP server. You can install OpenLDAP and use that on your network instead of AD, usually... :-)
  • mfillpotmfillpot Posts: 2,180
    There are some corporation that have Linux based replacements and compatibility packs for Active directory, unfortunately those are nearly as expensive are running a windows based server.

    Richard, I recommend setting up an ldap directory for testing you will see that it can offer more power than AD when it comes to user and computer verification.
  • woboylewoboyle Posts: 501
    The Linux version of AD is called OpenLDAP, and they interoperate quite well. Like YP (Yellow Pages) it will provide you with single sign-on and authentication across your network.
  • clear. thank you

  • @RSims said:
    Question, when running a linux server, is there any linux version of an active directory tree? Specifically the ability to manage the accounts and security rules in depth like in a windows active directory environment, is there anything comparable or is it strictly a windows server function?

    the group policies only exist in Active directory. So there is no single solution to replace active directory.

  • they interoperate quite well. Like YP (Yellow Pages) it will provide you with single sign-on and authentication across your network.
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