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Old 11-24-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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which single sign-on software is common


In my system , we have widnows AD to keep the user a/c , we want to find a single sign-on solution , I just find the below link , but there are too many options that I do not know which one suit me

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...mplementations

My enviornment is quite simple and standard , we only have intranet , exchange , web , wireless AP .

I just known from vendor , the suggest to use Kerberos + openldap or CAS + openldap , but as this is free software , they do not provide service .

Could advise which solution is common , easy to maintenance ?

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That's a pretty incoherent Wikipedia article ... heh.

Here's what I'd do: if you already use Windows "Active Directory," well, that's "otherwise known as LDAP," and Linux can use it. (Check out "PAM = Pluggable Authentication Modules.")

You don't need to re-invent the directory-management side of it ... Windows AD is already doing that, so all that Linux needs to do is to be "another one of the several types of systems" that, as clients, reference and use that information. "Everybody knows how to use LDAP" ... the Linux OS (through PAM); web servers; application programs.
 
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That's a pretty incoherent Wikipedia article ... heh.

Here's what I'd do: if you already use Windows "Active Directory," well, that's "otherwise known as LDAP," and Linux can use it. (Check out "PAM = Pluggable Authentication Modules.")

You don't need to re-invent the directory-management side of it ... Windows AD is already doing that, so all that Linux needs to do is to be "another one of the several types of systems" that, as clients, reference and use that information. "Everybody knows how to use LDAP" ... the Linux OS (through PAM); web servers; application programs.
sorry , I am confuse , you mean , AD + ldap can do that , no need to use any other package ? thanks
 
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I accept free or license software , would advise what is the good solution for it ? thanks
 
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"Microsoft Active DirectoryŽ" is, essentially, LDAP ... which is an open-standard "application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information over an IP network." It's not 100%-the-same, of course, but Linux systems can be made to authenticate against an AD server.

I'm not going to try to summarize nor to replicate the many hundreds of articles that can be found by a Google or DuckDuckGo search for "microsoft active directory openldap pam linux" but rather will just stick to the essential point.

What this does for you is to give your company one already-familiar way to handle authentication, user roles, application access rights ... whatever you might need ... and to do so consistently from Microsoft's (very excellent, IMHO ...) "management console" software.
 
  


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