Identity Management for UNIX makes it easy to integrate your Active Directory user and group accounts into Unix by extending Active Directory to support attributes needed in Unix. This article describes how to install and use Identity Management for UNIX.

Installing Identity Management for UNIX

Add Remove Programs1. Click Start, select Control Panel, and click Add or Remove Programs.
Add Remove Programs2. Click Add/Remove Windows Components. Next, select the Active Directory Services component and click Details.
Add Remove Programs3. Check Identity Management for UNIX and click OK. Click Next to begin installation.

Using Identity Management for UNIX

Launch the Active Directory Users and Computers tool. When you open the property of a user or group, you should see the new UNIX Attributes tab. You can use it to set the attributes that will be used in a Unix computer.

To make managing accounts even easier, the tool automatically increments the User ID and Group ID so you do not have to keep track of the last ID assigned. And it checks for duplicate IDs so you do not have to worry about accidentally reusing IDs.

NoteRemember to follow the naming conventions in Unix. Although you can use spaces when you name a user or group, you will not be able to use later it in Unix.

Active Directory GroupGroup property
Active Directory UserUser property

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Posted on 11/29/2008 and last updated on 11/6/2009
Filed under Active Directory