[CentOS] centralised user authentication

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Fri Mar 26 14:41:31 UTC 2010


> Jobst Schmalenbach a écrit :
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_Information_Service
>>
>> it used to be called "yp" or "yellow pages".
>> it works with samba too.
>>
> I'm new to centralized user authentication, and I want to learn how to
> do it. I've heard that NIS is a deprecated technology, and that one
> should favour LDAP over it. I'd be curious if someone could explain the
> facts behind this (or even if it's true or not).

NIS is *very* insecure and I *think* uses clear text (it was a kinder,
gentler age). NIS+ is slightly better, but not a whole lot. LDAP is
expecting encryption, at least SSL.

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