Technical Reference

This section consolidates technical details on ADSys, including specifications, APIs, and architecture.

On the Linux side, ADSys is composed of a daemon and a command line interface:

  • The daemon - adsysd - implements the Group Policy protocol. It relies on Kerberos, Samba and LDAP for authentication and policy retrieval.

  • The command line interface - adsysctl - controls the daemon and reports its status.

A Windows daemon, adwatchd can be installed on the domain controller to automatically refresh assets without system administrator interventions.

Supported releases

ADSys is supported on Ubuntu starting from 20.04.2 LTS, and tested with Windows Server 2019.

Only Active Directory on-premise is supported.