unix active directory

Quanah Gibson-Mount quanah at stanford.edu
Wed Aug 9 15:46:13 EDT 2006

Michael B Allen <mba2000 at ioplex.com> writes:

> Hi Shawn,
> Active Directory is the name of Microsoft's KDC/LDAP server. So there's
> no such thing as "Active Directory server on linux". You could setup a
> KDC (MIT, Heimdal, etc) or an LDAP server (OpenLDAP, Fedora Directory
> Server) on your Linux machine but even if you managed to get them
> to work together well, you still wouldn't have anything like "Active
> Directory". The closest thing to AD on linux would be Samba4 but that's
> not quite ready for production environments.

I think you are forgetting XAD, from PADL, which was a complete AD
replacement that could be run on Linux.


Quanah Gibson-Mount
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