Secured communication is important over trust as it is a determinant of trust elasticity.
One-way trust is the authentication path is unidirectional and can be transitive or non-transitive
based on the trust being created. Two-way trust requests in authentication can be passed between
the two parties. Some two-way trust can either be transitive or non-transitive based on the
relationship created. An automatic transitive trust is created between a parent and child domain
when creating a child domain. Transitive determines whether there can be an extension of trust
outside the two domains. When the relationship is transitive, the trust can be extended outside
the two main domains. In a non-transitive, it can deny the trust relationship between the two
main domains and another domain that is outside the relationship. When a new domain is
created, a transitive trust two-way relationship is automatically created (Svidergol, 2019).
Response to Carlos
Directory refers to a hierarchy of structures where information is stored about network
objects. Active Directory provides means by which information can be stored and made available
to the administrator or users of a network. Active directories may store information such as
name, password, and phone number. Active directories make it easy for users and administrators
to locate and use information. Active directories utilize data that has been structured as the
means to store hierarchical information logically. Data stored in a directory will contain
information about objects that include resources that are shared, including volume, servers,
accounts in the computer, network users, and printers. Active Directory includes; schema which
a set of rules which defines object classes and their attributes, a global catalogue that contains
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information about all the objects that have been stored in the Directory. Index and query
mechanism and a replication service for distributing data across a given network (Microsoft.
Configuring a forest trust means permitting a trust to be established two domains.
Configuring trust means allowing domains to have access to resources from each domain. A
forest trust is created between domains in a forest root. A configured forest trust remains valid to
domains that are within the Forest. There are two attributes when configuring forest trust; they
include transitivity and direction. Transitivity measures the extent of the forest trust, while
direction refers to how this trust flows. When a forest trust is configured, a bridge is built
between two active directories. When forest trust is configured, the security boundary can be
opened for other active directories that do not belong to the entity. When the trust forest is
configured between two domains, say X and Y, domains in forest X will be trusted by domains
in Forest Y and vice versa; this a two-way trust. When one-way forest trust is configured,
between X and Y such that X is the trusting domain and Y is the trusted domain, then Y can
access resources in X, while Y cannot access X (Smith, 2017).
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