Does Centrify uses/needs SSSD(System Security Services Daemon)?
Applies to: Centrify Direct Control for Unix/Linux on all platforms
Question: Does Centrify need SSSD(System Security Services Daemon)?
Answer: SSSD(System Security Services Daemon) is a system daemon. Its primary function is to provide access to identity and authentication remote resource through a common framework that can provide caching and offline support to the system.
Centrify has its own PAM module to handle user authentication.It doesn't need SSSD.A pluggable authentication module (PAM) is a mechanism to integrate multiple low-level authentication schemes into a high-level application programming interface (API). It allows programs that rely on authentication to be written independently of the underlying authentication scheme.