Authentication Services stores certain preferences and settings in Active Directory. This information is used by Authentication Services clients and management tools so that behavior remains consistent across all platforms and tools. The Preferences window allows you to configure these settings and preferences:
The Licensing section of the Preferences window in the Control Center displays a list of installed license files. You can add and remove license files at any time. The license files are stored in Active Directory and Authentication Services Unix hosts automatically download and apply new license files from Active Directory.
Refer to About Authentication Services licenses for more information about licensing requirements.
To add licenses using the Control Center
The list box displays all licenses currently installed in Active Directory.
The license appears in the list box.
Note: Unix hosts check for new licenses when the host is joined to the domain or every 24 hours by default. This can be changed by modifying the configuration-refresh-interval setting in vas.conf.
Display specifiers are Active Directory objects that provide information about how other objects in the directory display in client applications.