Understanding how Centrify software affects operations

Through Active Directory, Centrify software provides a consolidated solution to authentication, authorization, and policy management for Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS X computers. Because of this consolidation, however, you may need to make changes or additions to the IT tasks or operational procedures you currently have in place. Therefore, when you deploy Centrify software in a production environment, you should consider how it impacts the management tasks typically performed by operations staff members.

The routine tasks that may be affected by adding Centrify software to the environment fall into the following categories:

  • Change management
  • System administration
  • Security administration
  • Service desk operations
  • Capacity management