[CentOS] FreeIPA

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Wed Apr 8 18:11:06 UTC 2009

Rob Kampen wrote:
> I've been watching the discussion and read the RHEL docs about IPA and 
> thought "At Last" something that brings together all the bits for the 
> little guy. Now it appears the RH is going to drop the ball.
> I have tried OpenLDAP and currently have a CentOS-DS running but am 
> missing the bits that glue it all together. The actual core services 
> (LDAP (either variant) Kerberos PAM samba etc) are simple enough to 
> install on CentOS but the stuff that makes it "just work" is very 
> difficult for me to get my head around and thus I've never actually 
> got a setup working well enough to risk on my clients. 

I have started with SME:  http://wiki.contribs.org/Main_Page

This is a good NT Domain + equiv on Centos 4.7 and they have Centos 5.2 
(I hope now 5.3) in beta.

I have not looked enough into their roadmap to see what is being done 
with LDAP...

Another effort on Fedora is Amahi.org.  This is more a home product with 
a WorkGroup orientation.  The inclusion of home apps like streaming 
music makes it very attractive.

SME is a well organized effort, originally back? by Mitel.  Amahi 
started as a one-man effort (though the one man behind it has impressive 
credentials) and has developed a 'plugin' community.

Craig well knows the efforts of a couple of k12 guys to get some SAMBA 
integration together (http://majen.net/smbldap/).  This seems to have 

I am hoping that SME continues to evolve.  Their VoIP version is the 
perfect place to get serious with LDAP.

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