Centrify enables you to map Active Directory users to one or more UNIX profiles. The UNIX profile contains each user’s identity attributes. You can use this mapping of Active Directory account information to UNIX identity attributes to provide consistent file and directory ownership and access rights to files that are stored on a network appliance or storage server.
By mapping an Active Directory account to a UNIX profile, you can ensure that a user’s identity is consistently maintained and that access to UNIX-hosted resources is properly protected regardless of the computer from which the user accesses the resource.
For network appliance or storage servers that are hosted on UNIX computers and require UNIX identity attributes to grant access, you can use the Centrify OpenLDAP proxy service to make the Active Directory-hosted user mapping information available through the LDAP or LDAPS protocol.