[CentOS] user management solution needed

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Wed Nov 4 20:37:51 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.

> I too have experienced this PAIN!!!
> However I never quite got it done, always seemed real close but not quite.
> Did you document??

IIRC, I posted the info to the redhat list (that was a RHEL shop). I can
look around in my old email, when I get home (delete email? nooooo....)
<snip>
> Thanks for any pointers.

I will look to see what I have.

       mark



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