Centralized user/group/whatever management
vas at sibptus.ru
Sun Mar 15 06:17:17 UTC 2020
Michael Howard via freebsd-questions wrote:
> > > > > Do you think there exists a modern solution for centralized user/group/...
> > > > > management compatible with FreeBSD and Linux?
> > > > I think the best combination is probably a Windows AD setup, with
> > > > FreeBSD/Linux clients attaching to it. (Although I still do external DNS
> > > > importing the AD objects into it, really can't stand windows DNS).
> > > >
> > > > This does work really seamless, the GUI tools are well utilized.
> > > >
> > > > It really gets you the hard part (LDAP, Kerberos) in a pretty easy to
> > > > use package. I don't know how many hours I've spent on OpenLDAP
> > > > getting it to work with things, and management packages for OpenLDAP
> > > > are pretty sucky overall.
> > > I agree here with Doug, as strange as it sounds, Samba is your best bet.
> > > When you provision your domain you shall enable the POSIX extensions. It
> > > will create all GECOS stuff. pam_winbind is also nice.
> > So pam_winbind it is, if you want to use AD for user/group management?
> > Does winbindd not crash any more under FreeBSD?
> > Do you need to also enable winbind somehow in nsswitch.conf?
> > > One must simply admit that Active Directory is a wellthought system not
> > > just for Unix. You may join your machines either with Samba, more easily
> > > with msktutil (disclainer, I am a maintainer) with works flawlessly on
> > > FreeBSD.
> > I'll certainly look at it if I have to integrate FreeBSD into Windows AD.
> > However first I'd like to find a free, open source solution for a
> > Unix-only office. Hope it will not eventually come to buying a Windows
> > server to manage Linux and FreeBSD workstations.
> Samba is free and open source. Absolutely no need to buy MS Windows.
What do you mean by "Samba" in this context? A centralized user/group
management server? A centralized user/group management client?
Victor Sudakov, VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
2:5005/49 at fidonet http://vas.tomsk.ru/
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