Implementing the AD authentication and authorization for GNU/Linux systems

When we start to talk about GNU/Linux operating systems' authentication and authorization mechanisms, we need to understand more about two important subsystems of this environment: PAM and NSS.

Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) is a modern system that relies on specific libraries to provide us with authentication services. As a general Application Programming Interface (API), all applications that are PAM-aware (for example, builds supporting PAM) can be integrated by the system administrator and can be authenticated using any authentication method that the PAM is configured to. This gives a lot of flexibility to the system administrators and also provides a centralized ...

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