Authentication Services consists of plugins, extensions, security modules and utilities spread across nearly every operating system imaginable. The Control Center pulls those parts together and provides a single place for you to find the information and resources you need.
Control Center installs on Windows and is a great starting place for new users to get comfortable with some of Authentication Services‘ capabilities.
You can launch the Control Center from the Start menu or by double-clicking the desktop icon, or by double-clicking the Control Center application file from %SystemDrive% :\Program Files (x86)\Quest Software\Authentication Services.
|Control Center Section||Description|
The "Welcome" page provides information about how to use the Control Center tools and features.
|Management Console||You can run the One Identity Management Console for Unix mangement console within the Control Center or you can run it separately in a supported web browser. The mangement console is a separate install on Windows, Unix, Linux, or Mac OS X that you can launch from the ISO. Typically you install one mangement console per environment to avoid redundancy. One Identity does not advise managing a Unix host by more than one mangement console in order to avoid redundancy and inconsistencies in stored information. If you manage the same Unix host by more than one mangement console, you should always re-profile that host to minimize inconsistencies that may occur between instances of the mangement consoles.|
|Group Policy||The Control Center provides the ability to search on Active Directory Group Policy Objects that have Unix and Mac OS X settings defined. Also provides links to edit these GPO‘s and run reports that show the detailed settings of the Group Policy Objects.|
|Tools||The Control Center provides links to additional tools and resources available with Authentication Services – a great starting place for anyone new to the product.|
The Control Center allows you to centrally manage the default values generated by the various Authentication Services management tools, including the ADUC snap-in, the PowerShell cmdlets, and the Unix command-Line tools.
|Log into remote host||The Control Center provides a simple SSH client (built on PuTTY) for remote access to Unix systems – simplifies new installs from having to find and install a separate PuTTY client.|
To run Control Center you must be logged in as a domain user. To make changes to global settings you must have rights in Active Directory to create, delete, and modify objects in the Authentication Services configuration area of Active Directory.
Management Console for Unix allows you to centrally manage Authentication Services agents running on Unix, Linux and Mac OS X systems.
With the mangement console you can:
You can install the mangement console on supported Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X platforms. Once installed, you can access it from a browser using default port of 9443 or from the Control Center.
Microsoft Group Policy provides excellent policy-based configuration management tools for Windows. Group Policy enables you to manage Unix resources in much the same way. Group Policy allows you to consolidate configuration management tasks by using the Group Policy functionality of Microsoft Windows Server to manage Unix operating systems and Unix application settings.
To open Group Policy, click Group Policy on the left navigation panel of the Authentication Services Control Center.
To filter the list of GPOs
Select the Unix Settings or Mac Settings List Only options to further filter the GPO list.
If you select both options, only the GPOs configured for both Unix and Mac OS X display.