Unigroup's January 2010 Meeting Announcement

Active Directory Integration with Unix/Linux Systems

Eric Hombo,
Lead Escalation Support Engineer,
Beyond Trust

Thursday, 21-JAN-2010      (** 3rd Thursday **)

The Cooper Union
School of Engineering   (*** NEW BUILDING ***)
41 Cooper Square    (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
East Village, Manhattan
New York City
Meeting Room: 201
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6:15 - 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 - 6:45 PM Ask the Wizard - Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:45 - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business
7:00 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation


Happy New Year! Unigroup's January 2010 meeting will cover Cross-Platform Integration across Unix, Linux and Windows systems.

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      The Cooper Union  (http://www.cooper.edu)
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Topic: Active Directory Integration with Unix/Linux Systems


Web Resources

   Unix AD Clients:


       IBM Redbook - Integrating AIX into Heterogeneous LDAP Environments

       Configuring AIX 5L for Kerberos Based Authentication Using Windows Kerberos Service


       LDAP-UX Client Services B.04.15 with Microsoft Windows Active Directory
       Server Administrator's Guide

       Configuration Guide for Kerberos Client Products on HP-UX


       System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)

       Solaris 5.11 / OpenSolaris - Project Winchester

   Linux Debian/Ubuntu:


   Active Directory & Windows Server 2003/2008 R2:

     Identity Management for Unix

     How the Kerberos Version 5 Authentication Protocol Works

     Authenticate Linux Clients with Active Directory

   BeyondTrust (formerly Symark)

     PowerAdvantage Product Overview
       http://www. beyondtrust .com/products/padoverview.asp


Eric Hombo, Lead Escalation Support Engineer, Beyond Trust.

Mr. Hombo holds a Bachelors degree from Whittier College in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science, and has 21 years of varied experience from a diverse set of fields. Starting from a telecommunications background, Mr. Hombo worked to get the Whittier College campus onto the Internet in 1988 and devised a 300 computer network for Internet access, shared file storage and print sharing across the campus. From there until joining BeyondTrust as Lead Escalation Support Manager, Mr. Hombo worked with technologies including Unix systems such as Ultrix, SunOS/Solaris, and SGI, PCs from IBM and Apple, networking technologies both copper and fiber based, RARP and BGP-4 protocols, Cisco and Netcom hardware, and access methods from dialup to Fractional T-3s. His experience also includes higher education planning, support and management consulting, systems support management for one of the world's largest high tech firm's basic research lab, and corporate MIS management for one of the US's largest independent insurance brokerage firms, an Australian furniture mover and a New Zealand kiwi orchard pruner. He can say hello/welcome in a dozen different languages.


BeyondTrust provides privilege authorization solutions for heterogeneous IT environments. The BeyondTrust PowerBroker reduces the risks associated with misuse of privileges and theft of proprietary data, while documenting accountability to support increasing demands of regulatory compliance required across many industries.

BeyondTrust is relied on by more than half of the top ten commercial banks in the U.S., some of the largest global aerospace and defense agencies, leading pharmaceutical companies and renowned universities. The BeyondTrust customer retention rate is over 90%. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with East Coast offices in the Greater Boston Area, and EMEA offices in London, United Kingdom.

For more information about Beyond Trust, please visit: http://www.beyondtrust.com


We have some OpenSolaris CD-ROMs from our friends at the local NYC Sun Microsystems Office.


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Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato, tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water and assorted beverages.

Unigroup is pleased to announce that Beyond Trust is sponsoring the food service for this meeting. Thanks Beyond Trust!

Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!

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