Introduction to the AD Bridge Config Tool Reference Guide

AD Bridge joins Unix, Linux, and macOS computers to Active Directory so that you can centrally manage all your computers from one source, authenticate users with the highly secure Kerberos protocol, control access to resources, and apply group policies to non-Windows computers.

This guide describes how to manage Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X computers using the AD Bridge config tool.

Overview

The AD Bridge config tool provides policies similar to the GPO policies that can be applied to local Linux and Unix systems. The config tool policies can be set before the system is joined to a domain. If a GPO policy and config tool policy are applied to a target, the GPO policy overrides the config tool policy.

Access the Config Tool

The config tool is located at /opt/pbis/bin/config.

Usage: config [OPTIONS] [COMMAND]

Access Help

/opt/pbis/bin/config --help

Options

Option Description
--verbose

Display additional information.

Commands

Commands Description
SETTING [VALUE] Change SETTING to the given VALUE(s) or the default value if no value is specified.
--list

Display names of all settings.

--show SETTING Display current value(s) of SETTING.
--detail SETTING Display current value(s) and details of SETTING.
--file FILE

Read FILE with each line beginning with a setting name followed by value(s).

Use '.' for reading from stdin.

--dump Dump all settings in a format suitable for use with --file.