How to integrate Ubuntu with Active Directory


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Ubiquitous use of Microsoft tools coupled with increasing popularity of open source Linux software for enterprise presents new challenges for non-Microsoft operating systems that require seamless integration with Active Directory for authentication and identity management. This is because Active Directory was never designed as a cross-platform directory service.

Integrating Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS into an existing Active Directory architecture can be an automated and effortless process when using the Powerbroker Identity Service Open tool (PBIS Open), a derivative of BeyondTrust’s Open-Source Active Directory Bridging.

Integrating Ubuntu Desktop into an existing Active Directory architecture can be an automated and effortless process

This whitepaper provides detailed insights and step-by-step instructions for using PBIS Open to integrate Ubuntu Desktop into Active Directory and suggests alternative solutions in cases where it is not a suitable option.

What can I learn from this whitepaper?

  • Overview, benefits and drawbacks of using PBIS Open to integrate third party operating systems into an existing Microsoft Active Directory architecture.
  • Detailed steps for PBIS Open set up and integrating Ubuntu into Active Directory.
  • Alternative tools to integrate Ubuntu into Active Directory.
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