A proposal for an MIT KDC for Samba4

Michael Ströder michael at stroeder.com
Tue Oct 13 00:45:19 MDT 2009

Ondrej Valousek wrote:
> I agree exactly that Linux always lacked a robust identity management
> system - something like Active Directory for Linux. There were attempts
> to achieve this with just a Directory server (I remember the Sun's
> iPlanet DS) and I always thought that this is no match to AD.
> I believe AD does it a right and quite transparently

Neither AD nor any other directory server is a what one commonly understands
to be an identity management system. Also Samba4 itself won't be one. They are
all just directory and authentication services for networked operating systems.

Ciao, Michael.

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