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Technical Note: Using Hummingbird Host Explorer with DirectControl

11 April,19 at 11:49 AM

Using Hummingbird Host Explorer with DirectControl


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Centrify Server Suite integrates Unix systems into Active Directory to enable centralized management of user authentication and authorization. Most users will have already authenticated to their Windows workstation and need to access the Unix system remotely over the Enterprise network. One of the benefits of using Active Directory and Server Suite is the ability to leverage the built-in Kerberos infrastructure to securely authenticate a user from one computer to the next as they need to access resources without requiring the user to re-submit authentication credentials.


Host Explorer from Hummingbird provides support for Kerberos security through the addition of Hummingbird Connectivity Secure Shell, which provides the Kerberos support to enable Windows users to use Host Explorer to seamlessly and securely access remote Unix systems that have been integrated into Active Directory with Server Suite and that are running Kerberized telnet servers. The following instructions will guide you through configuring and connecting to a Unix computer using Host Explorer from a Windows computer.