[CentOS] FreeIPA

Wed Apr 8 17:30:44 UTC 2009
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

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

Has anyone looked at the version of ClarkConnect now in beta?  This is 
similar to SME but perhaps a more modern approach (and with separate 
free/commercial versions...).  The blurb claims that the initial setup 
provides LDAP authentication for easy expansion.  That's something I've 
thought every Linux distro should have had for years, but I don't know 
if it actually works.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com