[CentOS] User accounts management for small office

Thu Apr 21 19:24:33 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 4/21/2011 1:39 PM, Jeff Boyce wrote:
>> Greetings -
>> This may be a little off-topic here so if someone wants to point me to a
>> more appropriate mailing list I would appreciate it.
>> I administer the network for my small company and am preparing to
>> install a new server in the next month or so.  It will be running
CentOS 6 and
>> function primarily as a Samba file server to 10 Windows workstations
>> (XP, Vista, 7).  It will also host our OpenVPN server and possibly our FTP
>> server; however I am hoping to move our FTP server to a gateway box when
>> the new server is installed.
> Have you looked at the ClearOS distribution?  It comes up with a simple
> web interface to manage all of this with authentication done with a
> pre-configured LDAP setup.  I think LDAP replication is slated for the
> next version - which is waiting for CentOS 6 for it's components but
> you'd only need that if you have several different servers and want
> changes to propagate across them.

Actually, I found webmin helpful in setting up and testing openldap.