Quest™ Authentication Services

Version 4.1

Release Notes

July 2013




Welcome to Quest Authentication Services

New in this Release

Resolved Issues

Known Issues

Third-Party Known Issues

Upgrade and Compatibility

System Requirements

Product Licensing

Global Operations

Getting Started

For More Information


Welcome to Quest Authentication Services

Authentication Services extends the capabilities of Unix, Linux, and Mac systems to seamlessly and transparently join Active Directory and integrate Unix identities with Active Directory Windows accounts.


New in this Release

Authentication Services, the solution that pioneered the "Active Directory Bridge" market continues to lead the way with powerful and innovative new capabilities that make heterogeneous identity and access management even more efficient, secure, and compliant.

See Resolved Issues or the list of issues addressed and enhancements implemented in this release.

Authentication Services 4.1 features include:


Resolved Issues

The following is a list of issues addressed and enhancements implemented in Authentication Services 4.1. Note: Various defects have been resolved and updated in the quarterly Authentication Services 4.0.3 maintenance releases and have been ported to this release.  For more information on these fixes refer to the 4.0.3 changelog.


Resolved Issue Defect ID
Authentication Services now honors the Apply Group Policy ACL for denial of Group Policy to computers, users, and groups through this permission. 19110


Known Issues

The following is a list of issues known to exist at the time of Authentication Services 4.1 release.

ChangeAuditor Integration

Known Issue Defect ID
After installing QAS 4.1.0 the machine must be rebooted for ChangeAuditor to log "QAS GPO Setting Changed" events. 28008


Upgrade and Compatibility

The process for upgrading the Authentication Services Windows components from older versions to version 4.1 is similar to the installation process. The Windows installer detects older versions and automatically upgrades them. The next time you launch Active Directory Users and Computers, Authentication Services uses the updated Windows components.

Authentication Services allows you to perform all of your Unix identity management tasks from the Authentication Services Control Center. Please refer to the Authentication Services Upgrade Guide for more detailed information about upgrading your current version of Authentication Services using the Authentication Services Control Center.

Of course, you may perform your Unix client management tasks from the Unix command line, if you prefer. You can find those instructions in the Authentication Services Administrator's Guide.


System Requirements

Before installing Authentication Services, ensure your system meets the minimum hardware and software requirements for your platform. The operating system patch level, hardware, and disk requirements vary by Unix, Linux, and Active Directory platform, and are detailed in the Authentication Services Administrators Guide.

Use of RFC 2307 attributes in the user object and for storage of NIS maps requires the installation of the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 schema.


Product Licensing

This product does not require licensing for the evaluation of features. However, Management Console for Unix will notify you if you have not installed a valid license key.

To activate a purchased commercial license

  1. Launch and log into Management Console for Unix.
  2. Go into System Settings.
  3. Click “Authentication Services”, then the “Import” button.
  4. Browse for the License File and click “OK”.


Global Operations

This section contains information about installing and operating this product in non-English configurations, such as those needed by customers outside of North America. This section does not replace the materials about supported platforms and configurations found elsewhere in the product documentation.

This release is Unicode-enabled and supports any character set. In this release, all product components should be configured to use the same or compatible character encodings and should be installed to use the same locale and regional options. This release is targeted to support operations in the following regions: North America, Western Europe and Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Far-East Asia, Japan.

This release has the following known capabilities or limitations: Quest Authentication Services has been tested with double-byte configured locales on the Linux platform. All of the client side components operate successfully with double-byte characters in all Unix attributes

There is no localization of either the client or Windows user interface.


Getting Started

Contents of the Release Package

The Authentication Services release package contains the following products:

  1. Quest Authentication Services 4.1
  2. Quest Authentication Services Smartcard Module
  3. Quest Authentication Services SSO for SAP
  4. Product Documentation, including:

Note: You can find the Authentication Services product documentation at:

Installation Instructions

Refer to the Authentication Services 4.1 Installation Guide for detailed installation instructions.


For More Information

Get the latest product information, find helpful resources, test the product betas, and join a discussion with the development team and other community members. Join the Community at Identity and Access Management community.

Contact Information

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Technical Support:
Online Support

Product Questions and Sales:
(800) 306 – 9329


About Support

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1 For trial users please use the Trial Downloads to get the latest generally available version of the software.


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© 2000
This product includes software developed by the Apache Software Foundation (
Boost Software License 1.38 Boost Software License - Version 1.0 - August 17th, 2003
Expat 2.0.0 ©1998, 1999, 2000 Thai Open Source Software Center Ltd
Heimdal Krb/GSSapi 1.2 ©2004 - 2007 Kungliga Tekniska Hosgskolan (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden). All rights reserved.
OpenSSL 0.9.8d This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit ( ©1998-2008 The OpenSSL Project. All rights reserved.
Jansson 2.3.0 MIT License
Json-lib 2.1 Artistic License 1.0 © 2002