troubleshooting Question

recommend secure & efficient Unix LDAP (equiv of Windows AD)

Avatar of sunhux
sunhux asked on
Unix OSLinux SecurityLinuxOS Security
6 Comments3 Solutions254 ViewsLast Modified:
UNIX ID Management/Administration is one of the most tedious job since we have to login interactively to each of the server when there is a request to create/delete a sysadmin (or apps support) user in the hundreds of Unix servers.

We have AIX, Sparc Solaris 10 & 11 & a few Solarix Intel & a few RHEL : almost all of them are physical ie non-VM.

Our compliance privileged user management & access tool is CyberArk (ie sysadmins have to go thru it)

A few options:

a) have a centralized tool like HPSA or Nagios which we could centrally send a "useradd" or "userdel" command
     to the servers : but this is not as good as wintel AD-like solution because accounts are still locally created
     & every 60-90 days have to login manually by the owners to change password.
     Also, in Solaris, root accounts that expire will cause root cron jobs to fail

b) years ago I heard of Sun's NIS+ solution but this can't be used with AIX & RHEL or can it?

c) solution must not have adverse impact or unwieldy to apps like Oracle DB, Oracle Financials,
    TripWire, Netbackup
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 3 Answers and 6 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 3 Answers and 6 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros