Most enterprises today run heterogeneous environments with multiple operating systems. But getting them all to talk to each other and understand enterprise access policies is no small challenge.
An updated open source offering however is aiming to help solve the problem. ServerWatch has the scoop on the latest software from Likewise that expands the reach of Microsoft’s Active Directory to Mac and Linux. The goal is to enable interoperability across Mac, Linux and Windows environments. The article also gives a peek at what else Likewise is working on in terms of support for additional platforms.
For many enterprise networks, Microsoft’s Active Directory is the default approach used for authenticating and connecting users to applications and services. Active Directory isn’t however just limited to Microsoft’s Windows users: Mac and Linux users can also connect and get access by way of open source software from software vendor Likewise.
The Likewise Open 6.0 release expands on the Likewise Open 5.3 release last year, with improved performance and service management that the company says helps further its goal of enabling interoperability across Mac, Linux and Windows environments.