The AD Bridge Agent
The AD Bridge agent is installed on a Linux or Unix computer to connect it to Microsoft Active Directory and to authenticate users with their domain credentials.
The agent integrates with the core operating system to implement the mapping for any application, such as the logon process (/bin/login), that uses the name service (NSS) or pluggable authentication module (PAM). As such, the agent acts as a Kerberos 5 client for authentication and as an LDAP client for authorization. In AD Bridge, the agent also retrieves Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to securely update local configurations, such as the sudo file.
For more information, about the AD Bridge agent, also known as the AD Bridge client software, please see the following:
- Daemon Services and Architecture in AD Bridge
- Caches and Databases in AD Bridge
- Cached Credentials
- Synchronize Time Between AD Bridge and the Domain Controller
- Use a Network Time Protocol Server
- Auto-Detection of Offline Domain Controller and Global Catalog
- AD Bridge Agent Active Directory Trust Support
- Supported Platforms for AD Bridge