Centrify Express 2014

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

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 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 or Mac desktops, then Centrify Express 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 How do I choose between Centrify Express and Centrify Suite?. But the bottom line is: with Centrify Express you get more functionality and more to upgrade to when compared to other free Active Directory integration solutions.

Centrify Express consists of:

Centrify DirectControl Express

Enables Active Directory-based single sign-on to UNIX, Linux and Mac.

Centrify DirectManage Express

Discovers non-Windows systems and joins them to Active Directory.

Centrify-Enabled Open Source Tools

Enhances productivity with painless remote access and Samba integration.

Centrify Cloud Tools

Dynamically secures cloud servers leveraging Active Directory

Centrify Insight on Splunk

Identify and analyze authentication and authorization events

Impress the Bosses:
Save Time, Strengthen Security

With Active Directory single sign-on to UNIX, Linux and Mac, 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

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

DirectManage Express: Power to the IT People

DirectManage Express will discover the non-Windows systems on-premise or in the cloud, test their ability to join Active Directory, download the right Express packages, automagically install or upgrade them, and join the systems to Active Directory. All from one easy-to-use graphical management tool. Sweet!

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.

Extend Active Directory Security
To the Cloud

Dynamically apply Active Directory-based authentication and access control to Linux systems running within cloud. Centrify Cloud Tools provide packaged Amazon and RightScale solutions to help you securely migrate to the cloud.

Express Community:
Learn. Collaborate. Impress.

Visit the Centrify Express Community for how-to videos on installing and configuring Express. Ask questions in our forums to gain insights from other Express users. Share your own best practices and impress others!

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 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, Linux and Mac systems. When you need fine-grained access controls, Group Policy for non-Windows systems, role-based privilege management, detailed auditing and reporting, server isolation, and encryption of data in motion, it's 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