Software Components in AD Bridge

There are two installation packages that you need to install AD Bridge Enterprise:

  • Management tools for Active Directory: Install on a Windows computer that connects to an Active Directory domain controller.
  • Agent: Install on a Linux, Unix, or macOS computer to connect it to Active Directory.

 

Component Function

Agent

  • Runs on a Linux, Unix, or macOS computer to connect it to Active Directory with the AD Bridge Enterprise command-line interface or GUI.
  • Communicates with an Active Directory domain controller to authenticate and authorize users and groups with the AD Bridge Enterprise Identity Service.
  • Pulls and refreshes policy settings by using the Group Policy service, which is included only with the AD Bridge Enterprise agent.

For more information, please see the following:

Enterprise Console

  • Runs on a Windows administrative workstation that connects to an Active Directory domain controller to help manage Linux, Unix, and macOS computers in Active Directory.

  • Migrates users, checks status, and generates reports.

For more information, please see Install the Console at Install the Management Console.

MMC Snap-Ins for ADUC and GPMC

  • Extends Active Directory Users and Computers to include Unix and Linux users.

  • With AD Bridge Enterprise, it also extends the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) to include Linux, Unix, and macOS Group Policy settings as well as a way to target them at specific platforms.

Cell Manager

A snap-in for the Microsoft Management Console to manage cells associated with Active Directory Organizational Units.

Reporting Database

Stores security events and access logs for compliance reports.

Operations Dashboard

A management application, or plug-in, for the BeyondTrust Management Console. The dashboard retrieves information from the AD Bridge Enterprise reporting database to display authentication transactions, authorization requests, network events, and other security events that take place on AD Bridge Enterprise clients.