Centrify for Linux Mint

Linux Mint Integration with Active Directory

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

Linux Mint delivers a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is powerful and easy to use for organizations and home users. The Linux Mint project focuses on making the desktop more efficient for everyday tasks performed by regular users. Available at no cost, it is built upon mature software layers, including the Linux kernel. Linux Mint relies on the Ubuntu and Debian projects — operating systems also supported by Centrify — and utilizes Ubuntu and Debian systems as a base.

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 Linux Mint 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 Linux Mint

The following table shows all Linux Mint 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
Linux Mint
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, LMDE 201204, LMDE 201303, LMDE 201403 x86 Supported
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, LMDE 201204, LMDE 201303, LMDE 201403 x86_64 Supported

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