Authenticate Linux Clients with Active Directory


Did you just go “whoa!” when you saw that title? Bet you never thought you’d see that here! But the times, as they say, are a-changing and we have too. Many organizations today use multiple operating systems. We all have the same goal of providing high-quality, cost-effective IT services to the organization, and one way we can do that is by sharing core software infrastructure like Active Directory. If your company uses both Windows and Linux, integrating Linux authentication with Active Directory can reduce the effort you spend managing multiple user accounts, improve system security, and provide you with a single identity store to manage and audit. These are all pretty compelling reasons to give it a try, and author Gil Kirkpatrick shows you how .