Thursby Software has released
ADmitMac, a solution that lets users of Mac OS X 10.2 and higher participate in Microsoft networks. This lets you take advantage of the directory services provided by both Active Directory and NT Directory Services, according to Thursday Software.
ADmitMac installs on a Mac with no Active Directory schema changes necessary. Users can log into a Mac with their domain credentials and then have access to files in their home directory. The software automatically configures the Mac to use Kerberos, and gets the necessary security keys from the domain. ADmitMac works with older NT directory services, and all communication with NT domain controllers is performed using SMB/CIFS protocols.
ADmitMac will cache user login information for later use. If you’re a road warrior using your PowerBook or iBook, you can continue using your domain account to log in when your Mac isn’t connected to the domain. Your custom desktop and documents are preserved, no matter which computer you log into. And you can mount any shared folder you’re allowed to access via Connect to Server.
ADmitMac offers signed and sealed (encrypted) LDAP connections to prevent disclosure of user’s personal information; it supports both DES and RC4 encryption. As for domain service requirements, you’ll need one of the following: Microsoft Server 2003 with Active Directory; Microsoft Windows 2000 with Active Directory or operating an NT domain; or Microsoft NT service pack 6 or later operating an NT domain.
Pricing depends on the number of licenses and seats to be used. See the product pricing page for details.