1.1 Features and Benefits

DSfW is designed to simplify the network infrastructure in mixed Windows/OES Linux environments, thereby reducing costs and streamlining IT operations. Minimal changes are required to the default authentication, authorization, and replication mechanisms in existing eDirectory and Active Directory environments. DSfW enforces the Active Directory security model in eDirectory and applies it to all users and groups within the DSfW domain, regardless of the tool used to create the users and groups. Both Microsoft and Novell applications can be used unmodified. Resources in either the Active Directory or eDirectory environment remain securely accessible by eDirectory users.

Specific benefits of DSfW include the following: