Enhancement Advisory new package: passsync

Advisory: RHEA-2011:1545-2
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-12-06
Last updated on: 2011-12-06
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)


A new passsync package is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Identity

PassSync is a Windows service that runs on every domain controller. This
intercepts clear text password updates and sends them to the directory server
running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

PassSync works together with the Windows Synchronization (WinSync) feature of
the directory server to keep passwords synchronized between Active Directory
(AD) and the directory server running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

* This enhancement update adds the passsync package to Red Hat Enterprise
Identity Replication which is an add-on for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Users who require password synchronization together with WinSync are advised to
install this new package.


Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at

Updated packages

(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)



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