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Date:      Fri, 13 Mar 2020 12:32:39 +0100
From:      Christian Schmidt <Christian.Schmidt@chemie.uni-hamburg.de>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Centralized user/group/whatever management
Message-ID:  <9545bd42-2946-0f82-619f-d7cad6d17e5d@chemie.uni-hamburg.de>
In-Reply-To: <20200313091923.GA98495@admin.sibptus.ru>
References:  <20200313091923.GA98495@admin.sibptus.ru>

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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.

Kind Regards
Christian Schmidt

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