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Simple IBM i user password authentication via Microsoft Active Directory
A simple password authentication from IBM i to Active directory would greatly increase the usability of user profiles on IBM i. Without using SSO/EIM because this does not suit our needs.
The active directory is the main source when it comes to enabling users to use resources. It's also the most important place to block access to a variety of resources in case of and employee leave or abuse of a user profile or in case of cyber attacks. In these cases it's critical to act fast. If we could get the IBM to simply verify the status and password of a user profile to AD instead of locally on the system we could easily manage this in 1 place.
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