Alternatives to Active Directory

Steve Meyers steve-plug at
Wed Jun 17 10:19:45 MDT 2009

Has anyone successfully used anything (especially open source software) 
besides Active Directory as the primary login authentication for Windows 
computers?  I've seen pGina, but that is no longer maintained, and I 
don't think it works on Vista or Windows 7.  From what I've seen, Vista 
has a better authentication mechanism that should make it easier to use 
alternative directories, but I haven't been able to find a way to 
authenticate it against a generic LDAP and/or Kerberos source.


Steve Meyers

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