Centrify for IBM AIX

IBM AIX Integration with Active Directory

Centrally secure and manage IBM AIX systems with Active Directory authentication, access control, policy enforcement, privilege management and auditing

A mature proprietary UNIX variant developed, distributed and supported by IBM. Based on System V and BSD it runs on IBM’s Power and PowerPC platform and features the JFS2 file system which supports partitions over 4 petabytes in size. More information can be found on the IBM product website as well as on Wikipedia.

Using Active Directory as an identity and authentication repository for platforms is technically sound and can provide real benefits for end users and administrators.


The Centrify Suite centrally secures and manages IBM AIX systems — along with 450 other versions of Linux and Unix — by integrating them with your existing Microsoft Active Directory services. With the Centrify Suite you can:

  • Reduce operational and helpdesk costs by centralizing account management within Active Directory, enabling standardization on a single set of tools and processes.
  • Strengthen security by centrally managing access rights and privileges, and enforcing consistent security policies across heterogeneous systems.
  • Simplify compliance reporting for PCI, SOX, FISMA and other regulations by linking all access rights and privileges to a single, definitive Active Directory identity.

Built on a common architecture, the Centrify Suite of solutions has been chosen by over 5,000 enterprise customers worldwide for its quick-to-deploy, easy-to-manage next-generation technology. The Centrify Suite consists of Centrify DirectControl, Centrify DirectAuthorize, and Centrify DirectAudit, and is packaged in several editions depending on your needs.

Centrify Suite Features

Centrify DirectControl: Centralized Identity & Access Management

  • Consolidate and eliminate redundant identity stores by adopting Active Directory as your centralized directory
  • Provide administrators and end-users with a single sign-on account for systems.
  • Use Centrify's unique Zone-Based Access Controls to apply granular access controls to logical groups of systems.
  • Enforce consistent security and configuration policies across heterogeneous systems using Group Policy for UNIX, Linux and Mac.
  • Provide end-users with a single sign-on account for SAP, web applications, and databases running on Centrify-managed systems.

Centrify DirectAuthorize: Role-Based Access Controls & Privilege Management

  • Set time windows when a role can access a system, and time periods when a role assignment is active.
  • Lock down sensitive systems with fine-grained controls that set who can access a system and how.
  • Grant users rights to execute commands with elevated privileges, eliminating the need for access to privileged accounts and passwords.
  • Assign users a Restricted Environment with access only to a specific "whitelist" of commands.

Centrify DirectAudit: Detailed User Activity Auditing

  • Capture detailed audit logs of user activity, including commands entered and system responses.
  • Report on user sessions, linking activity to a single, definitive Active Directory account
  • Monitor for suspicious activity
  • Replay sessions visually to aid in forensic auditing and IT troubleshooting

Supported Versions of IBM AIX

The following table shows all IBM AIX versions supported by the Centrify Suite Standard Edition. Click the Show Details tab for a detailed of each version, including upcoming versions.

Centrify DirectControl Supported Operating Systems

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Operating System Version 32-bit 64-bit
5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 7.1, VIOS Supported Supported

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