[CentOS-devel] A new look for CentOS (was Re: Italian Translation Team)

Athmane Madjoudj

athmanem at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 14:12:17 UTC 2011

On 01/28/2011 02:18 PM, Marcus Moeller wrote:
> Dear Andrea (and the other new faces showing up :)).
>>> On 01/28/2011 11:29 AM, Athmane Madjoudj wrote:
>>>> Ok, then we need to setup a CentOS specific repo for Drupal with some
>>>> modules (that depend on the needs of CentOS webmasters) and phpBB, to
>>>> make update easier.
>>> Whats wrong with typo3 ?
>>> Is the decision here for Drupal being made on the basis of 'we know
>>> drupal' or is it a case of 'drupal is the best option'. I dont see
>>> arguments being made either way.
>> for me it is a case of 'we know drupal'. I've been using it for some time now
>> plus I'm working on another drupal istance for the Fedora insight team. (and
>> we are making up some nice docs about the installation process and the modules
>> needed etc.)
> First thanks for beeing interested in the WebsiteV2 project. I would
> like to invite you to take a look at the following wiki pages:
> http://wiki.centos.org/WebsiteVer2/forums
> http://wiki.centos.org/WebsiteVer2/UnifyAuthentication
> This is what we have already done:
> http://wiki.centos.org/WebsiteVer2/forums/newbb_to_phpbb
> Now we are in need of a little user management frontend to let ppl
> register their accounts to the LDAP servers.
> This would also be possible with existing solutions, e.g. with a CMS
> that is capable of LDAP user management.
> Depending of your skills, please either evaluate LDAP capabilities of
> common CMS systems or help us coding a user creation frontend.

IMHO, LDAP authentication is better in case when ifra-team needs to 
deploy a new web app (eg: Bugzilla, Asterisk (VoIP) etc...).

Most of modern web app are compatible with LDAP auth directly or through 
an extensions.

Drupal already has LDAP integration modules [1] for LDAP authentication 
and groups, also there is other module [2] for user registration process 
that create the same user in LDAP servers and Drupal users tables.

I've never deployed a such solution however I'll try this scenarios in a 
CentOS VM, It'll take some time because I'm not very familiar with LDAP 
servers (both OpenLDAP and 389/Fedora Directory Server)

[1] http://drupal.org/project/ldap_integration
[2] http://drupal.org/project/ldap_provisioning


Athmane Madjoudj

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