[CentOS-devel] Website Version 2, next steps

Mon Feb 21 12:29:04 UTC 2011
Andreas Rogge <a.rogge at solvention.de>

Am 20.02.2011 20:25, schrieb Andrea Veri:
> Il giorno 18/feb/2011, alle ore 21.20, Ralph Angenendt ha scritto:
>> Am 18.02.11 18:23, schrieb Andrea Veri:
>>> I agree with all the above. We just need to define which software to use
>>> and then we should just roll up our sleeves and start making this real.
>>> Will wait the next step.
>> Next step is swapping ideas around on how we can make sure to get a
>> clean user database,
> Asking everyone to register again can be a working solution? :)
Yeah, but that would break the user's history and ACL. For me it seems 
too much Web 2.0 to be considered for Enterprise Linux :)

>> on how to make a central management "console" for
>> that and on how to best plugin different applications into that.
> why don't we simple use a normal LDAP istance? and why don't we have
> a look at existing LDAP management consoles like Mango [1] or FAS?

We need a self-service console which works for our existing applications 
and can - for example - solve "the wikiname problem" (i.e. different 
usernames based on the application accessed)
We want to start out with a plain LDAP because it is widely supported by 
the applications we intend to use. We can still move somewhere else 
later as long as that one supports ldap-queries (i.e. IPA, Mango, whatever).
The problem I see with FAS is that we'd need to change our applications 
to support it. For ldap it is usually just a few configuration-switches.

> Building one from scratch is definitely not an easy work, so it would be
> the best to use an existing and tested solutions.
Depends. There are centos people who are quite into ldap and while we 
need some weird stuff the whole thing is rather simple.


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