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    Windows Security and Directory Services for UNIX v1.0

    Technical and process guidance for consolidating security and directory services to provide authentication and authorization in heterogeneous UNIX and Windows environments using Windows Server 2003.
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        This guide provides prescriptive guidance on enabling Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 to be used for authentication and as an identity store within heterogeneous Microsoft Windows® and UNIX environments. Windows uses the standards-based security and directory services provided by LDAP and Kerberos to provide secure and single sign-on capabilities between Windows, UNIX, and Linux systems.

        The guidance covers evaluating, planning, building, deploying, and operating a security and directory infrastructure based on Windows Server 2003. It includes configuring both the Windows and UNIX/Linux settings and configuring the requisite Windows services. Technical guidance has been thoroughly lab tested with Windows Server 2003 SP1, Red Hat Linux 9, and Sun Microsystems Solaris 9.

        Alternative solutions leading to two distinct end states are described within the following guide structure:
        • Volume 1: Overview and Envisioning. Provides an overview of authentication and authorization technologies and guides users through process of determining which of the five end states is most appropriate for their organization.
        • Volume 2: Solutions Using Kerberos Authentication (End States 1 and 2). Describes implementation of End States 1 and 2 using different technology approaches. In End State 1, UNIX clients use Active Directory Kerberos for authentication but continue to use an existing UNIX-based data store for authorization. In End State 2, UNIX clients use Active Directory Kerberos for authentication and Active Directory LDAP for authorization.

        Note Plans for the development of Volumes 3 and 4, referenced in Volume 1 and planned to describe the implementation of three additional end states, have been cancelled. This message supersedes all other messages, including messages in Volume 1, regarding pending availability of these volumes.

        Also included in the download package are several Word templates that can be used to create planning documents and other project deliverables and Excel tools that facilitate the identification and management of project risks and the selection of the most appropriate end state.

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      Linux, Solaris, Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

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