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Date:      Fri, 13 Mar 2020 09:31:30 -0500
From:      Doug McIntyre <merlyn@geeks.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Centralized user/group/whatever management
Message-ID:  <20200313143130.GA68871@geeks.org>
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:
> 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.




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