Active Directory

  • Charles S. EdgeJr.
  • William Smith

Abstract

Active Directory is a directory services solution developed by Microsoft. Active Directory was built using certain proprietary technologies, which (currently) runs only on the Microsoft Windows Server platform and Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform. While many of the back-end components of Active Directory are designed for the Microsoft Windows client platform, Microsoft based much of the structure of Active Directory on open standards, such as the LDAP format known as RFC 2307 and the Kerberos v5 protocol defined in RFC 1510. Active Directory can be used to seamlessly integrate Windows systems en masse, but the real advantage of blending these technologies and open standards is that foreign operating systems can be integrated with Active Directory as well.

Keywords

Directory Service Directory Utility Directory Group Domain Administrator Bind Time 
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Copyright information

© Charles S. Edge Jr. and William Smith 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles S. EdgeJr.
    • 1
  • William Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.MNUS

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