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Implementing Centralized Identity Management for UNIX/Linux with DirectControl Zones

11 April,19 at 11:49 AM


Organizations both large and small face remarkably similar challenges as they begin to centralize identity management and access control for their UNIX and Linux environments. In this chalktalk you'll learn Centrify's best practices for analyzing UNIX/Linux systems, accounts, groups and business requirements and how Centrify's Zone-based access controls and privilege management for UNIX and Linux can be deployed quickly with a provisioning workflow that meets compliance auditor's requirements.


Running Time: 36 minutes


Kayne McGladrey, Professional Services Senior Consultant


David McNeely, Director, Product Management


Topics Covered

  • Common UNIX namespace management challenges faced by both large and small UNIX and Linux environments
  • Security and compliance risks associated with deprovisioning
  • How Centrify professional services tools such as ADcheck and Deployment Center accelerate up-front analysis
  • Translating business analysis of how systems are used into a flexible design for Zones and Active Directory groups
  • How Centrify DirectAuthorize's role-based approach can provide finer-grained control over access rights and privileges
  • Best practices for implementing fine-grained access controls in environments which already have a uniform UID namespace
  • Case study of a current customer's provisioning workflow and how it meets IT auditor's requirements
  • Centralized management of home directories using Zones
  • Reasons why flat UNIX namespaces may not be practical or manageable in some environments, and how Zones delivers structured management in those cases