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PowerBroker Identity Services Open Edition

PowerBroker Identity Services is an application that joins Linux, Unix, and Mac OS machines to Microsoft Active Directory and securely authenticates users with their domain credentials. Features include: joining non-Windows systems to Active Directory domains in a single step from the command line or from a GUI; authenticating users with a single user name and password; enforcing the same password policies for all platforms; supporting multiple forests with one-way and two-way cross forest trusts; caching credentials in case your domain controller goes down; and providing single sign-on for SSH and Putty. It does not require Active Directory schema changes for installation.

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Recent releases

  •  13 Jul 2010 17:17

    Release Notes: This release significantly improves login times for users of many groups (in particular large, complex groups). Users in complex Active Directory topologies, involving multiple forests and a one-way trust, have a means of updating a password to comply with network policies. The new registry mechanism significantly improves upgrade support to allow users an easier way to apply new versions while maintaining current configurations. A smart service manager sequences the startup of daemons, significantly reducing errors.

    •  24 May 2010 23:48

      Release Notes: This release includes a ton of minor bugfixes and support for additional platforms.

      •  12 Jan 2010 18:26

        Release Notes: Minor bugfixes, including fixing the daemon start order for systems with chkconfig and fixing bugs that hindered configuration on VMware ESX 4.0.

        •  04 Jan 2010 22:44

          Release Notes: Mostly minor bugfixes.

          •  22 Oct 2009 21:40

            Release Notes: A couple of domain join errors that were cropping up on Mac OS X Snow Leopard and a few other minor bugs were fixed.


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