Centrify Express 2014

Free Active Directory Authentication for UNIX, Linux & Mac


Centrify Express is a comprehensive suite of free Active Directory-based integration solutions for authentication, single sign-on, remote access, file-sharing, monitoring The #1 Choice for Active Directory Integration and cloud security for cross-platform systems. It is the quickest and most proven solution for integrating UNIX, Linux and Mac systems with Windows, and delivers more functionality and more to upgrade to when compared to other free offerings.
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Download Centrify DirectManage Express

Downloading and running Centrify DirectManage Express is the simplest and quickest way to get started with Centrify Express. Using Centrify DirectManage Express, you can discover the non-Windows systems either on-premise or in the cloud and then download and install or update the correct Centrify DirectControl Express agents for each system.

Platform Version Installer (Updated February 2014) Documentation
Windows Windows XP, 2003, 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2, 7, 8, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2

Download Centrify DirectControl Express for UNIX, Linux & Mac

Although Centrify DirectManage will download the correct DirectControl Express packages for you, you can also download the individual packages you need for each platform you want to join to Active Directory. You can also download any Centrify Enabled Open Source Tools that are available for individual platforms. The Centrify-enabled OpenSSH service is included in the Centrify DirectControl Express installation program.

Platform Version Installer (Updated February 2014)
Apple Mac OS X Apple Mac OS X: 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 on Intel (32/64-bit)
CentOS Linux CentOS Linux: 4.4, 4.6–4.9, 5.0–5.10, 6.0–6.5 (32-bit)
CentOS Linux: 4.4, 4.6–4.9, 5.0–5.10, 6.0–6.5 (64-bit)
Debian Debian: 5, 6, 7.0–7.3 (32-bit)
Debian: 5, 6, 7.0–7.3 (64-bit)
IBM AIX IBM AIX: 7.1
Linux Mint Linux Mint: 12–16 Debian Edition 201204, 201303 (32-bit)
Linux Mint: 12–16 Debian Edition 201204, 201303 (64-bit)
Mandriva Linux One Mandriva Linux One: 2009, 2009.1, 2010, 2010.1, 2010.2, 2011 (32-bit)
SUSE Enterprise Linux SUSE Enterprise Linux: Server 8, 9, 10, 11 (32-bit); Desktop 10, 11 (32-bit)
SUSE Enterprise Linux: Server 9, 10, 11 (64-bit); Desktop 11 (64-bit)
OpenSUSE OpenSUSE Linux: 11–11.4, 12.1–12.3 (32-bit)
OpenSUSE Linux: 11–11.4, 12.1–12.3 (64-bit)
Oracle Enterprise Linux Oracle Enterprise Linux: 4, 5, 6 (32-bit)
Oracle Enterprise Linux: 4, 5, 6 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris Oracle Solaris: 10, 11, 11 Express, 11.1 SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris: 10, 11, 11 Express x86 (32-bit), 10, 11.1 x86 (64-bit)
Red Hat Red Hat Enterprise Linux: 3, 4.0, 4.8, 4.9, 5.0–5.10, 6.0–6.5 (32-bit)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: 3, 4.0, 4.8, 4.9, 5.0–5.10, 6.0–6.5 (64-bit)
Fedora Red Hat Fedora: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 (32-bit)
Red Hat Fedora: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 (64-bit)
Scientific Linux Scientific Linux: 4.4–4.8, 4.9, 5.0–5.10, 6.0–6.5 (32-bit)
Scientific Linux: 4.4–4.9, 5.0–5.10, 6.0–6.5 (64-bit)
Ubuntu Ubuntu: 10.04 LTS, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04 LTS, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10 (32-bit)
Ubuntu: 10.04 LTS, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04 LTS, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10 (64-bit)

Download Centrify Express for iOS and Android

Centrify's mobile security management solution is an easy-to-deploy, cloud-based service that gives users single sign-on to iOS and Android devices and provides IT with centralized management and security leveraging Active Directory.

Download Centrify-Enabled PuTTY and WinSCP

PuTTY is a free, open source remote access client for Windows. Centrify provides a recompiled version that has been enhanced to provide seamless access to Centrify-managed systems. Learn more.

Platform Version Installer Documentation
Windows Windows 2003 and later, including Windows 8

WinSCP is a free, open source SFTP and FTP client for Windows. Centrify is providing the compiled version here without additional enhancements as a courtesy. DirectManage Express already includes it for remote access to UNIX and Linux systems where Centrify Express has been installed.

Platform Version Installer
Windows Windows 95 and later, including Windows 8

Access the Centrify CloudTools

Centrify CloudTools are an integrated collection of free tools that let organizations dynamically apply Active Directory-based authentication and access control to Linux systems running within cloud hosting providers such as Amazon EC2 and the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. Learn more.

Platform Version Download Documentation
Amazon Amazon EC2 Centrify Amazon Machine Images: In the AWS Management Console, search for "centrify" in the Community AMIs tab. These images are still using Express 2011 (DirectControl 4.4.3).
RightScale RightScale Cloud Management Platform

Download Centrify Insight

With Centrify Insight, you can identify and analyze authentication, authorization and other events taking place on the UNIX, Linux and Mac systems managed by Centrify Suite or Centrify Suite Express. Learn more.

Platform Version Download Documentation
Splunk Splunk 4.2, 4.3, 5.x

Download Complete Documentation Set

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Centrify Express Administrator’s Guide

Describes how to install, configure, and use the components in the Centrify Express for UNIX and Linux computers. Centrify Express products are available for free to provide identity and access control for cross-platform data centers using Active Directory. With support for a wide range of operating systems, hypervisors, and applications, Centrify Express agents can help your organization strengthen security and regulatory compliance while reducing IT expenses and costly interruptions to user productivity.
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Express Quick Start Guide for Linux and UNIX

Provides just the information you need to quickly install the DirectControl Express Agent and configure a Linux system for Active Directory.
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Express Quick Start Guide for Mac OS X

Provides just the information you need to quickly install the DirectControl Express Agent and configure a Mac system for Active Directory.
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Express Quick Start Guide for Deployment Manager

Provides a brief summary of the steps for installing and using Deployment Manager.
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Express Deployment Manager User’s Guide

Provides complete information for using Deployment Manager to deploy Centrify software. Centrify Express is a free line of products that includes DirectManage Deployment Manager. Deployment Manager enables you to identify computers on your network and determine whether those computers are ready to deploy or have potential issues. Deployment Manager also provides a centralized console for downloading the latest versions of Centrify software, deploying the software onto selected computers, and managing local accounts on remote computers.
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Samba Integration Guide

Describes how to install and configure Centrify-enabled Samba, a customized version of the open source file and print sharing program, on a Linux or UNIX computer that has the DirectControl agent already installed.
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Centrify-Enabled PuTTY Guide

PuTTY is a popular open-source tool that provides Telnet, SSH, rlogin and raw TCP client functionalities for Win32 and UNIX-based platforms. Centrify has enhanced this tool to provide Kerberos-based authentication to UNIX and Linux computers; so that it works seamlessly with DirectControl-managed systems. This document describes how to install the Centrify-enhanced PuTTY tool and configure the different Kerberos options.
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Centrify Insight User Guide

This installation guide walks you through installing and using Splunk and the Centrify Insight app.
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Centrify Express on Amazon EC2 Quick Start Guide

This quick start guide shows how to use Centrify DirectControl Express within the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) infrastructure to join hosted Linux systems into Active Directory to centrally manage user authentication.

Community Resources

The Centrify Express Community contains 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 with others.

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