Centralized user/group/whatever management

Victor Sudakov vas at sibptus.ru
Sat Mar 14 05:03:03 UTC 2020

Christian Schmidt wrote:
> Hi Victor,
> Victor Sudakov, 13.03.20:
> > Do you think there exists a modern solution for centralized user/group/...
> > management compatible with FreeBSD and Linux?
> > 
> > I have experience using NIS on FreeBSD for many years, but NIS is really very
> > dated, not very secure, depends on the NIS servers being reachable all the
> > time, depends on Sun RPC (portmapper, dynamic ports) and has other
> > drawbacks. I know this from experience.
> > 
> > Are there any modern solutions for FreeBSD hosts to have at least a common
> > user/userid/group/groupid database, or maybe even more centralized goodies?
> (Open)LDAP is quite commonly used for this.

Please be more specific. What mechanisms are commonly used in FreeBSD to
lookup users/groups in OpenLDAP?

A link to some documented BP or howto would be appreciated.

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
2:5005/49 at fidonet http://vas.tomsk.ru/
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