Integrate Active Directory Into Unix & Linux

BeyondTrust AD Bridge centralizes authentication for Unix and Linux environments by extending Active Directory’s Kerberos authentication and single sign-on capabilities to these platforms. By extending Group Policy to non-Windows platforms, BeyondTrust provides centralized configuration management, reducing the risk and complexity of managing a heterogeneous environment.

Above: Active Directory Bridge Console

Highlighted Active Directory Bridge Features:

Benefits of Extending Active Directory to Unix & Linux

Consistent Tools Across the Enterprise

Empower Administrators: Provide a single familiar tool set to manage both Windows and Unix systems. Perform account maintenance and password updates through a single directory administration tool (Active Directory Users and Computers).

Configuration: Enables one-to-many management of Unix and Linux configuration settings.

Reduce Costs: Leverage existing AD deployments to centrally manage heterogeneous workstations and users.

User Management: Allow users to use AD credentials to access Unix & Linux. Consolidate password files, NIS, and LDAP repositories into Active Directory and remove the need to manage user accounts separately.

Streamline Compliance Processes

Extend Active Directory: BeyondTrust AD Bridge does not have to modify Active Directory schema to add Unix and Linux systems to the network.

Granular Reporting: Effortlessly manage and view access privileges for users and groups through customizable reports. Provide audit details to audit and compliance teams via enterprise-spanning access and authorization reports.

Extend Group Policy: Extend native group policy management tools to include Unix and Linux—achieving a consistent configuration across the enterprise.

Extend Security Policies

SSO: Get single sign-on for any enterprise application that supports Kerberos or LDAP, including Samba, Apache, SSH, Websphere, JBoss, Tomcat, Oracle, and MySQL.

File Sharing: Support for Remote Network file share access for Unix and Linux systems.

Access Control: Centrally control access to non-Windows systems by defining which users are permitted to log onto which systems via Active Directory.