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Old 09-20-2011, 12:36 AM   #1
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FreeIPA vs Windows AD

Hi all

Just a quick question.

I am looking at the pro's/con's of using windows AD for authentication over freeIPA.

Some background info - we current run a 400+ windows AD environment and around 100+ *nix environment. Currently we use Freeipa for the *nix boxes but there has been a push to move the *nix boxes to winAD (to have a singular managed user environment)

Old 09-20-2011, 03:25 PM   #2
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It sounds like you summed up the pro's in one sentence " to have a singular managed user environment" which has been the whole purpose of AD. Personally I find AD annoying and hard to manage sometimes. From a managers point of view integrating all of the Unix boxes into the AD may sounds like a natural progression,however the real problems will show up when you begin to try and associate the machines with the directory. You will probably find yourself paying form some service or software to do the domain associations and authentication for you. My forays into Linux/AD integration have been difficult, I can't imagine trying to do it with BSD or Unix systems..


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