RightScale's web-based cloud computing management platform enables organizations to quickly and consistently spin up cloud-based applications. The core component is a ServerTemplate, which contains a RightImage (a simple base operating system image) and RightScripts. RightScripts can run the boot, operational and shutdown phases to define the role and behavior of that particular server.
The Centrify CloudTools include several Centrify Express RightScripts that have been configured to automatically lock down a Linux cloud server at the moment when it is launched. To make it easy and cost-effective for you to get started, we have configured the RightScript to pre-install our free Centrify Express, which will handle the tasks of automatically joining the new server instance to your enterprise Active Directory domain and locking down access to the root account. These Centrify RightScripts are provided at no charge. Support is available on the Centrify CloudTools Community, where you can exchange best practice advice with Centrify staff and other CloudTools users.
See our white paper, Enforcing Enterprise-Out Security for Cloud Servers, for a full an overview of Centrify's solution for dynamically extending an organization's existing enterprise security infrastructure out to cloud-based UNIX and Linux systems.
As part of Centrify CloudTools, Centrify has created four RightScripts for use with RightScale in order to automate the installation and configuration of Centrify DirectControl Express on any Server Template in order to join Active Directory and enforce AD based user authentication and privilege policies. There are four RightScripts provided as described below which you will find in the RightScript Library if you search for Centrify as the publisher.
Automating Cloud Security with Centrify Express and RightScale