Authentication in the real world: Moving from strategy to implementation

It's a common headache for security administrators. Management wants to roll out a strong authentication system across a heterogeneous IT environment. The biggest challenge is often effectively weaving an authentication plan into diverse directories, such as LDAP, Microsoft Active Directory and Novell NDS. This technical article offers advice for converting a strategic authentication decision into an actual implementation plan. Explore issues like the value in assigning a single LDAP corporate directory, the pros and cons of utilizing group policy at the directory level, and how to form tiered groups to best control internal and external user access.

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