Using Identity Management for UNIX

IDMU is an optional Active Directory feature that enables administrators to specify UNIX-specific information for Active Directory users and groups. When IDMU support is enabled, idmap uses the UID and GID information maintained by IDMU to map Windows users and groups to the equivalent Oracle Solaris users and groups. Use IDMU in the following situations:

  • You want to use a user interface that is integrated into the Active Directory user interface.

  • You are using IDMU and a Windows NIS server to provide UNIX naming services.

IDMU data is used only for users and groups in the domain to which the Oracle Solaris system is joined. If you have to provide mappings for users and groups from other domains, you must use a different strategy, either in addition to or instead of IDMU. See How to Enable Identity Management for UNIX Support.