[CentOS] fedora directory server (FDS)

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Mon May 1 00:07:41 UTC 2006


On Sun, 2006-04-30 at 19:39 -0500, israel.garcia at cimex.com.cu wrote:
> Thanks Craig for your soon answer..  I've now the FDS up and running... 
> I am now creating my users in FDS because I want to unify the
> authentication of my 3 centos servers. BUT, When I create my users in
> FDS I don't see any option  of UID, GID, home directory, etc, so the FDS
> server return an error and my remote users can't authenticate....... 
> 
> my question is?
> 
> 1. Can I use FDS to authenticate remote linux users? I mean create in
> FDS a user with UID, GID, home directory. 
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yes - if you are using Fedora 'console' application, it should be fairly
obvious how to set these up.
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> 
> 2. Can I  set up another server with authconfig (Use LDAP
> Authentication) pointing to my FDS?
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yes but users will still need a home directory (perhaps nfs or
automount)
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> 2. Does FDS do exactly the same of openldap?
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yes - but both require authconfig to properly set up pam and both
require proper configuration of /etc/ldap and /etc/nsswitch
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> 
> 3. Does anybody knows any way to migrate all users from /etc/passwd to
> FDS? (I know openldap does)
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same tools...padl migration scripts that are actually packaged by redhat
as part of openldap-server...
yum install openldap-server
ls -l /usr/share/openldap/migration
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> 
> 4. Is FDS better than Openldap?
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different
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> 
> PD: I just want set up a LDAP server to my network to unify all my
> servers.
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makes sense

Craig




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