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Date:      Fri, 13 Mar 2020 13:52:30 +0100
From:      Julien Cigar <julien@perdition.city>
To:        Victor Sudakov <vas@sibptus.ru>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Centralized user/group/whatever management
Message-ID:  <20200313125230.GB2004@x1>
In-Reply-To: <20200313091923.GA98495@admin.sibptus.ru>
References:  <20200313091923.GA98495@admin.sibptus.ru>

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On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 04:19:23PM +0700, Victor Sudakov wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> 
> Do you think there exists a modern solution for centralized user/group/...
> management compatible with FreeBSD and Linux?

OpenLDAP..? (and if someone has a good GUI/CLI for it .. let me know)

> 
> 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?
> 
> I've been told that Linux has FreeIPA, but I think it's not fully
> compatible with FreeBSD, and besides security/sssd wants so many
> dependencies (even MIT Kerberos as if FreeBSD's built-in Kerberos is not
> good enough).
> 
> Any success stories?
> 
> 
> -- 
> Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
> 2:5005/49@fidonet http://vas.tomsk.ru/



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