Authentication Services

Active Directory authentication that extends infrastructure to the rest of your enterprise

Achieve and stay in compliance with cross-platform control, single sign-on and simplified identity and access management.

Integrate Unix, Linux and Mac OS X in Active Directory, while extending the compliance and security of Active Directory to your enterprise using Authentication Services, part of the Privileged Access Suite for Unix.

This Active Directory user authentication tool enables you to achieve compliance with cross-platform access control. And with centralized authentication and single sign-on, your organization can improve operational efficiencies. By using this Active Directory integration software, you can also unify identities and consolidate directories, simplifying identity and access management.

Features

  • Active Directory for Unix, Linux and Mac – Extend the authentication, authorization and administration infrastructure of Active Directory to the rest of your enterprise. This authentication tool enables Unix, Mac OS X and Linux systems to operate as full citizens within Active Directory. View the complete list of Unix, Linux and Mac operating systems supported here.
  • Audit, alerting and change tracking – Prove that your Unix, Linux and Mac OS X systems have control over non-Windows stored data when they join Active Directory. Authentication Services enables you to alert on, audit, and show in-depth change history of Unix-centric information being managed by Active Directory.
  • Administration, configuration and management – Access an intuitive, platform-agnostic web console; get root delegation capabilities and centralized access to an Active Directory bridge.
  • Group Policy for Unix, Linux and Mac – Extend policy-based management (through Windows Group Policy) to non-Windows systems, including Group Policy for Mac OS X using the product’s patented framework.
  • Access control – Get central control over which Active Directory users are permitted to authenticate to which non-Windows systems because Authentication Services extends the native access control capabilities of Active Directory to non-Windows systems.
  • Deployment flexibility – Options range from a non-impact, "schema-less" deployment to a fully rationalized, "get to one" environment, enabling you to deploy Authentication Services in whichever way best suits your objectives, environment,  timelines and challenges.
  • Single sign-on (SSO) – Implement “Kerberized” and LDAP SSO to Unix, Linux and Mac OS X systems in the same way they’re used in Windows. You also get out-of-the-box single sign-on for a variety of applications, including Siebel, SAP and DB2.
  • NIS migration and directory consolidation – Streamline the process of joining Unix/Mac OS X/Linux systems and users to your Active Directory domain. Simplify migration from multiple authentication mechanisms (including NIS), directories and identities to a single Active Directory-based infrastructure for all of your users and systems.
  • Simplified identity and access management – Maximize the value of your investment in Active Directory and AD-optimized identity administration tools, while dramatically simplifying your existing security framework, meta-directory, or synchronization solution.

Specifications

Authentication Services includes the following components:

  • Unix Agent
  • Windows Management Tools
  • Management Console for Unix

The tables below outline system requirements and supported platforms for installing and running each of these components.

Unix Agents – Supported Platforms (Version 4.1.0)

Red Hat® Linux
  • Enterprise 5 Desktop/Server/Advanced (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Enterprise 5 Desktop/Server/Advanced (PowerPC 32/64 bit)
  • Enterprise 5 Desktop/Server/Advanced (IA-64)
  • Enterprise 5 Server/Advanced (IBM zSeries)
  • Enterprise 6 Desktop/Server/Advanced (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Enterprise 6 Desktop/Server/Advanced (PowerPC 32/64 bit)
  • Enterprise 6 Desktop/Server/Advanced (IBM zSeries)
  • Enterprise 7 (Intel x86 64)
  • Enterprise 7 (POWER)
  • Enterprise 7 (IBM System z)
CentOS Linux
  • CentOS 5 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • CentOS 6 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • CentOS 7 (Intel x86/x86 64)
Fedora Linux
  • 16 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • 17 (Intel x86/x86 64)
SuSE® Linux
  • Enterprise Desktop 10 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Enterprise Desktop 11 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • OpenSuSE 11 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Enterprise Server 10 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Enterprise Server 10 (IA-64)
  • Enterprise Server 10 (PowerPC - 32/64 bit)
  • Enterprise Server 10 (IBM zSeries - 64-bit)
  • Enterprise Server 11 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Enterprise Server 11 (IA-64)
  • Enterprise Server 11 (PowerPC - 32/64 bit)
  • Enterprise Server 11 (IBM zSeries - 64-bit)
Debian/Ubuntu
  • Debian GNU/Linux 6 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Debian GNU/Linux 7 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Ubuntu 12.10 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Ubuntu 13.04 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 (32/64 bit)
Oracle Enterprise Linux
  • OEL 5 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • OEL 6 (Intel x86/x86 64)
Oracle VM
  • Oracle VM 2
Citrix XenServer
  • XenServer 5.x
VmWare ESX
  • vSphere (ESX 4.0, 4.1)
Sun® Solaris
  • 8 (SPARC – 32/64 bit)
  • 8 (Intel x86)
  • 9 (SPARC – 32/64 bit)
  • 9 (Intel x86)
  • 10 (SPARC – 32/64 bit)
  • 10 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • 11 11/11 (SPARC – 32/64 bit)
  • 11 11/11 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • 11.1 (SPARC – 32/64 bit)
  • 11.1 (Intel x86/x86 64)
HP® HP-UX
  • 11.11 (PA-RISC – 32/64 bit)
  • 11.22 (IA64 – 32/64 bit + PA-RISC 32 bit)
  • 11.23 (PA-RISC – 32/64 bit)
  • 11.23 (IA64 – 32/64 bit + PA-RISC 32 bit)
  • 11.31 (PA-RISC – 32/64 bit)
  • 11.31 (IA64 – 32/64 bit + PA-RISC 32 bit)
IBM AIX
  • 5.3 (32/64 bit)
  • 6.1 (32/64 bit)
  • 7.1 (32/64 bit)
Apple Mac OS X
  • OS X 10.7 Lion
  • OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Unix Agents – Supported Platforms (Version 4.0.3)

Red Hat® Linux
  • Enterprise AS, ES, and WS 3.0 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Enterprise AS, ES, and WS 4.0 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Enterprise AS, ES, and WS 4.0 (IA-64)
  • Enterprise AS, ES, and WS 4.0 (PowerPC - 32/64 bit)
  • Enterprise AS 4.0 (IBM zSeries—31-bit, 64-bit)
  • Enterprise 5 Desktop/Server/Advanced (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Enterprise 5 Desktop/Server/Advanced (PowerPC 32/64 bit)
  • Enterprise 5 Desktop/Server/Advanced (IA-64)
  • Enterprise 5 Server/Advanced (IBM zSeries)
  • Enterprise 6 Desktop/Server/Advanced (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Enterprise 6 Desktop/Server/Advanced (PowerPC 32/64 bit)
  • Enterprise 6 Desktop/Server/Advanced (IBM zSeries)
  • Enterprise 7 (Intel x86 64)
  • Enterprise 7 (POWER)
  • Enterprise 7 (IBM System z)
CentOS Linux
  • CentOS 3 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • CentOS 4 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • CentOS 5 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • CentOS 6 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • CentOS 7 (Intel x86/x86 64)
Fedora Linux
  • Core 3 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Core 4 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Core 5 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Core 6 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • 7 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • 8 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • 9 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • 10 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • 11 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • 12 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • 13 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • 14 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • 15 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • 16 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • 17 (Intel x86/x86 64)
SuSE® Linux
  • Enterprise Desktop 10 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Enterprise Desktop 11 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • OpenSuSE 10 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • OpenSuSE 11 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Enterprise Server 8 (Intel x86)
  • Enterprise Server 9 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Enterprise Server 9 (PowerPC – 32/64 bit)
  • Enterprise Server 9 (IBM zSeries—31-bit, 64-bit)
  • Enterprise Server 9 (IA-64)
  • Enterprise Server 10 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Enterprise Server 10 (IA-64)
  • Enterprise Server 10 (PowerPC - 32/64 bit)
  • Enterprise Server 10 (IBM zSeries - 64-bit)
  • Enterprise Server 11 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Enterprise Server 11 (IA-64)
  • Enterprise Server 11 (PowerPC - 32/64 bit)
  • Enterprise Server 11 (IBM zSeries - 64-bit)
Debian/Ubuntu
  • Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (Intel x86)
  • Debian GNU/Linux 4 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Debian GNU/Linux 5 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Debian GNU/Linux 6 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Debian GNU/Linux 7 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Ubuntu 5 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Ubuntu 6 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Ubuntu 7 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Ubuntu 8.10 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Ubuntu 9 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Ubuntu 10.10 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Ubuntu 11.04 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Ubuntu 11.10 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Ubuntu 12.10 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Ubuntu 13.04 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 (32/64 bit)
Oracle Enterprise Linux
  • OEL 5 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • OEL 6 (Intel x86/x86 64)
Oracle VM
  • Oracle VM 2
Citrix XenServer
  • XenServer 4.1
  • XenServer 5.x
VmWare ESX
  • 3
  • 3.0.1
  • 3.0.2
  • 3.5
  • vSphere (ESX 4.0, 4.1)
Sun® Solaris
  • 8 (SPARC – 32/64 bit)
  • 8 (Intel x86)
  • 9 (SPARC – 32/64 bit)
  • 9 (Intel x86)
  • 10 (SPARC – 32/64 bit)
  • 10 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • 11 Express (SPARC – 32/64 bit)
  • 11 Express (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • 11 11/11 (SPARC – 32/64 bit)
  • 11 11/11 (Intel x86/x86 64)
  • 11.1 (SPARC – 32/64 bit)
  • 11.1 (Intel x86/x86 64)
HP® HP-UX
  • 11.00 (PA-RISC – 32/64 bit)
  • 11.11 (PA-RISC – 32/64 bit)
  • 11.22 (IA64 – 32/64 bit + PA-RISC 32 bit)
  • 11.23 (PA-RISC – 32/64 bit)
  • 11.23 (IA64 – 32/64 bit + PA-RISC 32 bit)
  • 11.31 (PA-RISC – 32/64 bit)
  • 11.31 (IA64 – 32/64 bit + PA-RISC 32 bit)
IBM AIX
  • 5.1 (32/64 bit)
  • 5.2 (32/64 bit)
  • 5.3 (32/64 bit)
  • 6.1 (32/64 bit)
  • 7.1 (32/64 bit)
Apple Mac OS X
  • OS X 10.4 Tiger
  • OS X 10.5 Leopard
  • OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • OS X 10.7 Lion
  • OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Windows Management Tools

Supported Windows Platforms
  • Windows XP SP2 (or later)
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2003 SP1 (or later)
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
Prerequisite Windows Software

Windows Installer 3.1
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893803)

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or higher

Windows PowerShell 1.0 or higher
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968929)

Management Console for Unix

Server Requirements

You can install Management Console for Unix on any platform that has 32-bit
Sun JRE (Java Runtime Environment) 1.6.

Note: Management Console for Unix is not supported on AIX.

Supported Windows Platforms
  • Windows XP SP2 (or later)
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2003 SP1 (or later)
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
Default memory requirement

1024 MB

Supported Web Browsers

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, and 10
Mozilla Firefox 3 and greater
Apple Safari 4 (Mac only; Windows not supported)