Authentication overview

OneFS supports local and remote authentication providers to verify that users attempting to access a cluster are who they claim to be. Anonymous access, which does not require authentication, is supported for protocols that allow it.

OneFS supports concurrent multiple authentication provider types, which are analogous to directory services. For example, OneFS is often configured to authenticate Windows clients with Active Directory and to authenticate UNIX clients with LDAP. You can also configure NIS, designed by Sun Microsystems, to authenticate users and groups when they access a cluster.

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OneFS is RFC 2307-compliant.