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Date:      Sat, 14 Mar 2020 12:02:59 +0700
From:      Victor Sudakov <vas@sibptus.ru>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Centralized user/group/whatever management
Message-ID:  <20200314050259.GA27346@admin.sibptus.ru>
In-Reply-To: <9545bd42-2946-0f82-619f-d7cad6d17e5d@chemie.uni-hamburg.de>
References:  <20200313091923.GA98495@admin.sibptus.ru> <9545bd42-2946-0f82-619f-d7cad6d17e5d@chemie.uni-hamburg.de>

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Christian Schmidt wrote:
> Hi Victor,
>=20
> Victor Sudakov, 13.03.20:
> > Do you think there exists a modern solution for centralized user/group/=
=2E..
> > management compatible with FreeBSD and Linux?
> >=20
> > I have experience using NIS on FreeBSD for many years, but NIS is reall=
y 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.
> >=20
> > Are there any modern solutions for FreeBSD hosts to have at least a com=
mon
> > user/userid/group/groupid database, or maybe even more centralized good=
ies?
>=20
> (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.

--=20
Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
2:5005/49@fidonet http://vas.tomsk.ru/

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