[CentOS] user management solution needed

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Wed Nov 4 20:35:46 UTC 2009


> m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>> OK, google comes up with what looks like some easy HOWTOs for LDAP
>>>
>>> I'll dig in and come back with questions as required
>>>
>> Don't believe it.
>>
>> The fall of '06, my manager and the other admin and I were discussing
>> what to use for single sign-on. NIS has way too many holes, and no one was
>> wild about NIS+, so, though none of us had dealt with it before, I though
>> LDAP was the wave o' the future, and offered to implement it. A month
or so
>> later, and *lots* of grief and hair tearing (and I ain't got none to
>> spare), I got it in. openLDAP's docs were *way* insufficient, and the
>> tools that come with it are *not* ready for prime time, and user-surly,
>> to say the least.
>>
>> It works, though.
>
> Is the recently packaged IPA server a better starting point?
>
> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2009-October/083023.html

Don't know - I rolled off that job over a year ago, and haven't had to set
it up since. The last thing I did, a few months before leaving, was to
upgrade from 2.2 to 2.3, to add policy, for password aging and so that
users could change their own password.

     mark



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