On lör, 2012-08-25 at 23:05 -0500, KodaK wrote: > I've just been informed by my boss's boss's boss that, and I quote > from his ridiculous email: > > "we cannot use anything other than MS AD for authentication" > > I've spent months of time and much effort rolling out IPA, > consolidating authentication across our Linux and AIX machines. To > paraphrase Babbage: I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of > confusion of ideas that could provoke such a statement. > > Regardless, I need some help. I need some help with comparisons > between FreeIPA and AD, and the problems and issues one might > encounter when trying to authenticate Unix machines against AD. > Anything that can show IPA being superior to AD for *nix > authentication. Anything at all. We have a similar number of AIX and > Linux servers. We have a week before we have a meeting to discuss > this, and I'd like to be armed to the teeth, if at all possible.
Apart from what everyone else already pointed out, I believe that if you register the Linux host in the AD, you'll need to purchase a CAL for it... /David
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