[CentOS] LDAP for central authentication?
srehrlich at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 02:55:15 UTC 2009
I have the following on a network:
1) RHEL 5.0 Server acting as NIS and Samba domain controller
2) CentOS 5.x machines on NIS network
3) Win XP machines on Samba domain
When I create an account for someone, I need to first type adduser
new_person -d /home/new_person then passwd new_person, then cd /var/yp
and make. Then smbpasswd -a new_person. Thus, two different
On another network, I have separate XP and Linux (CentOS 5.x, RHEL
5.x, and Suse) systems. No Samba, no NIS. Can I still set up a
central LDAP directory for a single account database?
For the NIS+Samba case, can I merge both credential files into a
central database using LDAP? I would also want to control password
length, complexity, aging, and other things.
What is the best way to do this?
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