Lawrence Kearney
By: Lawrence Kearney

June 17, 2018 2:20 am

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The SSSD, Active Directory, and growing SLES integration

From both feature and security perspectives, integrating Linux systems with Active Directory environments has been a challenge for their respective system administrators and organisations. However, modern Linux distributions include the System Security Services Daemon (SSSD) which addresses many of the legacy shortcomings handily. The daemon uses identity and authentication providers (and other service providers) to […]

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Lawrence Kearney
By: Lawrence Kearney

June 14, 2018 2:37 am

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SLES, PAM, SSSD, and MFA Soup

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions are becoming the standard for many user facing IT services. Most visibly with web applications, corporate VPNs, self-service portals and online banking platforms to name but a few. Extending MFA to the realm of system administration to harden access to the Linux operating system itself is becoming an established best practice […]

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