The No. 1 Choice for Active Directory Single Sign-On to UNIX and Linux

Impress your boss and your boss's boss by enhancing security and reducing helpdesk burden with Active Directory-based single sign-on and password policy enforcement. And only you have to know how easy it is to centrally install!

Centrify Express for UNIX/Linux is a free version of the same Active Directory integration technology that 5,000+ enterprise customers currently have in production on hundreds of thousands of servers.

If you have just a few non-critical UNIX and Linux systems, then Centrify Express for UNIX/Linux is for you; use it for free as long as you wish. If you have larger numbers of non-Windows systems, want enterprise support, or need advanced features, check out the differences between Centrify Express for UNIX/Linux and Centrify Server Suite.

Centrify Express for UNIX/Linux Components

Centrify DirectControl Express

Enables Active Directory-based single sign-on to UNIX and Linux servers. In addition, Centrify Express for Mac centralizes administration of Mac OS X systems, while Centrify Express for SaaS provides Active Directory-based SSO for SaaS apps and Centrify Express for Mobile manages your iOS and Android devices.

Centrify DirectManage Express

Discovers non-Windows systems, installs the correct DirectControl Express agent, and joins the system to Active Directory.

Centrify-Enabled Open Source Tools

Enhances productivity with painless remote access via OpenSSH, PuTTY, and Kerberized Telnet and FTP, plus Samba integration.

Impress the Bosses:
Save Time, Strengthen Security

With Active Directory single sign-on to UNIX and Linux, your boss will love the way you've freed up helpdesk time spent provisioning accounts and resetting passwords. Your boss's boss will appreciate the security benefits of eliminating shared accounts and enforcing Active Directory's password requirements.

Impress the Users:
Log In Your Way

Users can log in using their Active Directory domain name, their old UNIX, Linux or Mac OS X display name — or even silently using our Kerberized OpenSSH. Regardless, from now on they only have to remember their single Active Directory password.

Real-World Active Directory Integration

Centrify Express for UNIX/Linux is the same enterprise-hardened technology currently used by government agencies and the world's largest retail chains and banks. It supports the Active Directory global catalog, auto discovery and failover, complex trusts, and automatic Kerberos management. It even caches credentials for offline access.

DirectManage Express feature set: Power to the IT People

With the DirectManage Express features you will discover the non-Windows systems on-premises or in the cloud, test their ability to join Active Directory, download the right Express packages, and automate installation or upgrades to join the systems to Active Directory.

The DirectManage Express component also automates the discovery of critical violations of identity and access management best practices in your Linux and UNIX environment with the Centrify Identity Risk Assessor (CIRA).

Be More Productive Faster with Centrify-Enabled Tools

Centrify's enhanced OpenSSH, PuTTY and Kerberized FTP and Telnet provide secure, transparent single sign-on to UNIX and Linux systems. Our enhanced Samba packages painlessly install and configure Samba to authenticate Active Directory users accessing Samba shares.

Best-in-Class Support Options

As an Express user, you can get peer support on our free Express forums. As a customer of the full featured versions of the Centrify Server Suite, you can search our extensive knowledge base and work with our 24x7 support team. Regardless, you'll be impressed by the depth of knowledge available to help you be successful and get maximum benefit from Centrify solutions.

Easy Upgrade to the Broadest Set Of Enterprise Features

You'll be using the same technology currently in production on thousands of UNIX and Linux systems. When you need the Centrify Server Suite's advanced features, they are just a simple license-key upgrade.

"With the free Centrify Express offering, organizations of all shapes and sizes can quickly and easily integrate desktops and servers running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with Active Directory."


Matt Asay
COO, Canonical