Asheesh Laroia on 15 Jul 2010 07:07:31 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] easy linux ldap/authentication?

On Wed, 14 Jul 2010, Mike Sheinberg wrote:

Does anyone have any suggestion on how to solve the problem of centralized authentication for about 10 linux users? I'm trying to find the easiest set-up possible but I'd like to have some kind of encryption. I've been looking into CentOS directory server and am currently trying to test how to get SSL enabled properly.

Otherwise I have also considered trying to authenticate Linux machines against AD ('likewise open' anyone?) since I have some Windows machines. Anyone have any good suggestions on where I can start?

Years ago, I wrote as notes to myself while demystifying our transition fron NIS to OpenLDAP.

LDAP was pretty easy to set up in Debian, and would be the same in Ubuntu. If it were me, I'd just set up openldap and skip complicated-but-nice-seeming things like CentOS "directory server".

Unless they come with super easy to follow documentation for all the clients you have, in which case, rock it with your socket.

-- Asheesh.

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