BeyondTrust Active Directory Bridge

Utilize Active Directory’s authentication, single sign-on and group policy capabilities, including on Linux, UNIX and Mac systems.

The BeyondTrust Active Directory Bridge centralizes authentication for Linux, UNIX and Mac by extending Kerberos authentication and Active Directory’s single sign-on capabilities to these platforms. You can also use BeyondTrust Active Directory Bridge on these non-Windows platforms, allowing you to configure and define policies centrally.

Enables users to use their AD identifiers to access Linux, UNIX and Mac systems as well.

Achieve consistent configuration across your organization by adding specific settings for Linux, UNIX and Mac to your group policies.

Audit events in real time; access them using the BeyondTrust console or forward them to other systems.

Users can move between different systems and across platforms, without having to constantly re-enter their user IDs and passwords.

Advantages

Easy migration

UIDs and GIDs can be automatically assigned to users and groups in Active Directory when importing Linux, UNIX and Mac user files.

Administration using Linux and Mac OS X

Your IT staff don’t necessarily have to use Windows tools to perform configurations. BeyondTrust’s Active Directory Bridge provides an extendable framework with user interfaces for Linux and Mac OS X.

Granular reporting

User-defined and predefined reports can be viewed easily to keep track of access rights, users and groups.

Easy migration

UIDs and GIDs can be automatically assigned to users and groups in Active Directory when importing Linux, UNIX and Mac user files.

Administration using Linux and Mac OS X

Your IT staff don’t necessarily have to use Windows tools to perform configurations. BeyondTrust’s Active Directory Bridge provides an extendable framework with user interfaces for Linux and Mac OS X.

Granular reporting

User-defined and predefined reports can be viewed easily to keep track of access rights, users and groups.

The advantages of using BeyondTrust Active Directory Bridge for AD bridging

  • System administrators’ lives are made easier, because Windows and Unix systems are managed using shared tools, most of which are familiar.
  • Reduce the cost of managing heterogeneous systems by using existing infrastructure – Active Directory.
  • Single sign-on for every application with support for Kerberos, such as Samba, Apache, SSH, Websphere, JBoss, Tomcat, Oracle and MySQL.
  • Uniform central administration of settings for Linux, UNIX and Mac systems.
  • Support for network drives on Mac and Linux systems.
  • Central user and group administration for Linux, Unix and Mac OS X.
  • The AD schema does not need to be modified.
  • Full support for Apple’s Workgroup Manager when managing Mac settings.