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Privileged Access Suite for Unix solves the inherent security and administration issues of Unix-based systems (including Linux® and Mac OS X®) while making satisfying compliance requirements a breeze. It unifies and consolidates identities, assigns individual accountability and enables centralized reporting for user and administrator access to Unix. The Privileged Access Suite for Unix is a one-stop shop for Unix security that combines an Active Directory bridge and root delegation solutions under a unified console that grants organizations centralized visibility and streamlined administration of identities and access rights across their entire Unix environment.
Achieve unified access control, authentication, authorization and identity administration for Unix, Linux®, and Mac OS X® systems by extending them into Active Directory (AD) and taking advantage of AD’s inherent benefits. Patented technology allows non-Windows® resources to become part of the AD trusted realm, and extends AD’s security, compliance and Kerberos-based authentication capabilities to Unix, Linux®, and Mac OS X®. (See https://www.quest.com/products/authentication-services/ for more information about the Active Directory Bridge product.)
The Privileged Access Suite for Unix offers two different approaches to delegating the Unix root account. The suite either enhances or replaces sudo, depending on your needs.
By choosing to enhance sudo, you will keep everything you know and love about sudo while enhancing it with features like a central sudo policy server, centralized keystroke logs, a sudo event log, and compliance reports for who can do what with Sudo.
(See https://www.quest.com/products/privilege-manager-for-sudo/ for more information about enhancing sudo.)
By choosing to replace sudo, you will still be able to delegate the Unix root privilege based on centralized policy reporting on access rights, but with a more granular permission and the ability to log keystrokes on all activities from the time a user logs in, not just the commands that are prefixed with "sudo". In addition, this option implements several additional security features like restricted shells, remote host command execution, and hardened binaries that remove the ability to escape out of commands and gain undetected elevated access.
(See https://www.quest.com/products/privilege-manager-for-unix/ for more information about replacing sudo.)
Privileged Access Suite for Unix offers two editions - Standard edition and Advanced edition. Both editions include: Management Console for Unix®, a common mangement console that provides a consolidated view and centralized point of management for local Unix users and groups; and, Authentication Services, patented technology that enables organizations to extend the security and compliance of Active Directory to Unix, Linux®, and Mac OS X® platforms and enterprise applications. In addition
Quest recommends that you follow these steps:
Deploy client software to remote hosts.
Depending on which Privileged Access Suite for Unix edition you have purchased, deploy either:
Privilege Manager for Unix® software (that is, Privilege Manager Agent packages)
The Authentication Services Administrator Guide is intended for Windows®, Unix*, Linux® and Macintosh system administrators, network administrators, consultants, analysts, and any other IT professionals who will be deploying Authentication Services. By following the instructions presented in this guide, a system administrator will be able to configure new or existing Unix, Linux®, or Mac OS X® systems so they can authenticate user logins against user and group accounts stored in Windows® Active Directory.
Note: To access the Authentication Services Installation Guide, navigate to the docs directory of the distribution media. That guide walks you through one simple approach to installing Authentication Services, using the One Identity Management Console for Unix®.
* The term "Unix" is used informally throughout the Authentication Services documentation to denote any operating system that closely resembles the trademarked system, UNIX®.
One Identity Authentication Services is patented technology that enables organizations to extend the security and compliance of Active Directory to Unix, Linux®, and Mac OS X® platforms and enterprise applications. It addresses the compliance need for cross-platform access control, the operational need for centralized authentication and single sign-on, and enables the unification of identities and directories for simplified identity and access management.
Authentication Services must be licensed in order for Active Directory users to authenticate on Unix and Mac OS X® hosts.
Note: While you can install and configure Authentication Services on Windows® and use the included management tools to Unix-enable users and groups in Active Directory without installing a license, you must have the Authentication Services license installed for full functionality.
Contact your account representative for a license.