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KB-8413: Zone Type Number Descriptions

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20 March,17 at 09:54 PM

Applies to: All Versions of Centrify DirectControl

How To:
With Centrify Zones, there are two aspects to a zone; zone type and zone schema.

Zone types:

  • Hierarchical
  • Classic

Zone schema:

  • SFU
  • Standard
  • RFC2307

Zones can have combinations of each aspect. For example, a Classic Zone can be SFU or RFC2307 compatible.

With Centrify Zones there is an associated number, as seen in the adinfo_support.txt file, to identify that zone type.  Below is a list of those numbers and the associated zone types.


  • Classic Standard Zone with 3.x agent support
  • Classic Centrify Microsoft SFU Zone without 3.x agent support
  • Classic Centrify Microsoft SFU Zone with 3.x agent support


  • Classic Standard RFC2307 Compatible Zone with 3.x agent support
  • Classic Standard Zone without 3.x agent support
  • Classic Standard RFC2307 compatible zone without 3.x agent support


  • Hierarchical Standard Zone
  • Hierarchical Standard RFC2307 compatible Zone (Default Zone Type)
  • Hierarchical Centrify Microsoft SFU Zone

How user attribute data is stored for the different zone types:
  • In Standard Classic Zones, RFC2307 Compatible Zones, and Hierarchical Zones, the users unix attributes are stored in a Service Connection Point (SCP) object which allow a user to have more than one unix profile and be a member of as many zones as needed. Those unix attributes are stored in their own individual attributes in the SCP object. (ie. uid, gidNumber, uidNumber, loginShell, etc.)
  • In SFU Zones, the unix attributes are stored in the users AD user object

For more information on Zones and Zone types, please reference the following documentation:

Centrify Unix Admin Guide

Centrify Unix Deployment Guide