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Perl in a multi-platform environment
Also, in any multi-machine and especially multi-architecture “shop,” it is an excellent idea to standardize all of the authorization and authentication duties upon a well-known industry standard, such as LDAP (Active Directory®) or Kerberos. Then, you can manage all user accounts from a single authoritative source, and provide for “single sign-on” capability across all platforms. You no longer have to “roll your own” administrative interfaces for this.