[CentOS-docs] New HOWTO Proposal: How to Configure Centralized Authentication on CentOS 6.0

Adrian Hall photoadrian at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 17:14:24 EDT 2011

Ok - so holding the article on the inclusion of SSL/TLS - I'll update this
group once I've got that information.  I also want to include access
controls in the final document since it is an authentication server.

Regarding sssd - I wouldn't hold the document for this.  I've just been
doing some reading on the subject.  Even if it is "deployed", that doesn't
mean it is configured or started.  It looks like authconfig handles the vast
majority of the work involved in authentication configuration in CentOS.
 I'm assuming anyone who wants to use sssd will know how to alter the
authconfig to allow that.  If not, it can be reviewed in a different HOWTO.

Adrian Hall (Personal Account)
photoadrian at gmail.com

On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Paul Heinlein <heinlein at madboa.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 13 Sep 2011, Adrian Hall wrote:
> > I'm totally with you on the SSL/TLS.  I've been swearing at that
> > particular element for over two weeks now.  Since there is no
> > slapd.conf any more, the method of introducing a certificate is not
> > logical, nor documented.
> Heh. To date, I've only setup CentOS 6 as an LDAP client. All my LDAP
> servers run CentOS 5.
> > I haven't looked into sssd.  Since it isn't installed by default on
> > CentOS, why would that be a requirement?  (not saying it isn't a
> > good thing, but I'd probably defer that to another document as with
> > the other elements you suggested)
> Concerning sssd, CentOS 6 kickstart will install and activate it if
> you specify installation of the "Directory Client" package group.
> Since that group looks like something that folks might want to install
> on LDAP clients, I suspect it'll be more widely deployed than you
> think.
> --
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