updated 6/8/2011 8:46:03 AM ET 2011-06-08T12:46:03

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gerald Carter, Likewise Director of Engineering and Likewise Open Project lead, will give Southeast LinuxFest attendees a tutorial on using Likewise Open to easily join Linux, Unix and Mac systems to Microsoft Active Directory. The third annual Southeast LinuxFest is scheduled for June 10-12, 2011 in Spartanburg, S.C.

The session, Likewise Open - A Platform for Cross Platform (Saturday, June 11 at 1:30 p.m. ET), will present the underlying development environment available to open source programmers for building other services upon the same stable interoperable Likewise platform.

Attendees will learn:

  • The specifics of the Likewise Open Identity and Storage architecture
  • How to include integrated Kerberos/NTLM/NTLMv2 authentication in Unix/Linux/OS X applications
  • How to build client utilities that can query and manage remote Microsoft services
  • How to centrally manage application settings in the Likewise registry
  • How to leverage concurrent membership in multiple disparate AD domains
  • How to customize, deploy and manage the Likewise CIFS file storage services

The Likewise Open project was launched by Likewise in December 2007 to provide a Windows-compatible distributed-systems platform for developers and administrators struggling to bridge the gap between Windows and Unix/Linux/OS X clients and servers.

Likewise Open is the productized version of Likewise Identity Services, which has been licensed by many leading technology companies including DataDomain/EMC, HP, Isilon and VMware. It has also been included in the main repository of Ubuntu since its April 2008 release.

Likewise Open can be downloaded for free from the company's website at http://www.likewise.com/download .

Likewise Enterprise, which builds on the authentication engine of Likewise Open, makes it easy for IT managers to authenticate users, control access to applications and data, centrally manage settings with group policies, and create reports for regulatory audits. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.likewise.com .

About Likewise

Likewise makes integrated identity, security, and storage software for the enterprise, educational institutions, and government. Likewise solutions enable organizations to provide both access to and control of their assets across multiple platforms, from anywhere on the network. More than 100,000 organizations rely on Likewise technology, including Cisco, the Federal Reserve, GE, HP, Johns Hopkins, NASA, United Airlines and VMware. More information is available at the company’s website, www.likewise.com .

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CONTACT: Luke Dieker, Likewise Software, 425-378-7887 x214, ldieker@likewise.com
         Joseph Eckert, Baker Communications Group, 203-270-3711, likewisepr@bakercg.com

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