At places like Google, where some users use Linux and others use Windows and even Mac, how are they managing IDAM?

For example

  1. have a single directory service (probably highly customised)?
  2. is it split into several controllers, say Linux, Mac and Windows?
  3. or do they just use local users?
  • 1
    They use an existing protocol and services that all OSes have support for. Like Kerberos, Active Directory, even RADIUS, etc. The OS is not the limitation. – schroeder Sep 21 '19 at 21:15
  • 1
    I get the impression that you think that this would be an insurmountable or highly complex problem, or in need of customisation, but it has been solved for a few decades. – schroeder Sep 21 '19 at 21:16

Microsoft Active Directory can be used out-of-the-box for macOS and certain enterprise ready Linux distributions (e.g. Ubuntu). There is no customization required.

macOS has a feature called Directory Utility.

Ubuntu's feature to support Active Directory.

The company I work for has a similar scenario than what I've described above and it works as expected.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.