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The Challenges Facing Macs

The Challenges Facing Macs

Technology
The Challenges Facing Macs Authentication While Mac computers can be configured to authenticate users to Active Directory (AD) by obtaining and managing Kerberos tickets in much the same way Windows clients do, Mac computers themselves don't typically authenticate to the directory. This creates a disconnect between the management capabilities between Windows and Macs, and can significantly impact the ability to create a single sign-on environment. Mac OS X doesn't typically include macro-useful authentication methods, so to combat this Mac OS X authenticate users directly using their own passwords, which limits the attack surface area. Both Mac OS X and Windows authenticate their users to AD usingTelAuthenticate, although authentication is not traditionally implemented by Mac OS ...