[CentOS] centralized user authentication

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Mar 25 23:27:20 UTC 2010

on 3-25-2010 10:22 AM Les Mikesell spake the following:
> On 3/25/2010 12:04 PM, Steve Glasser wrote:
>>> Apart from ipa are there any other good tools out there for centralised user
>>> auth?
>> I am currently testing LDAP (openldap) combined with nss_ldap,
>> configured with authconfig.
>> I would start by testing IPA.  Redhat is building out a set of
>> enterprise management tools which include cobbler and spacewalk; I
>> would think IPA will eventually be integrated into their mgt tools.
>> That said, if you want to use Ldap + Kerberos, here are two good howtos:
>> http://aput.net/~jheiss/krbldap/howto.html
>> http://www-theorie.physik.unizh.ch/~dpotter/howto/kerberos
>> The "current" centos rpms for Ldap are quite old; you should consider
>> rebuilding the latest fedora rpms for your system.
> Has anyone tried using the default setup in ClearOS (a disto based on 
> Centos) as the LDAP server for all their other machines?
I was just planning a deployment when my management decided they want to go to
Active Directory and move to an exchange server...

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