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Old 06-17-2011, 04:50 PM   #1
MMASoftwareGuy
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Active Directory-LIKE authentication on linux?


Guys,

Wouldn't say I'm a total Linux newbie, but close, and not sure where I should post this.

I'm actually a software developer, develop exclusively on Linux, and do know how to go about taking care of a Linux distro, so don't start telling me that 'sudo' isn't a sushi roll...

Question... I want to implement an Active Directory like authentication in a Linux-only environment. My office has approximately 15-25 local desktop PCs all running Ubuntu 10+ and one Ftp & SVN server running Ubuntu 10+.

Each developer has his/her own personal local account on his PC, and the shared PCs have different, local accounts for those developers. The FTP server has ONE (!!) account that everybody uses to access it, as does SVN.

The big picture is that I would like to install & configure a VPN server for remote developers. Before doing that, I'd like to find a way to unify the users across the network so that there exists only one UserX in the network.

Where do I even start?
Thanks!
 
Old 06-17-2011, 04:55 PM   #2
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It'd really help if you defined what "Active Directory like" actually means...

If you just mean centralized then there are plenty of ways, I'd suggest a basic openldap server for a start.
 
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:19 PM   #3
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It'd really help if you defined what "Active Directory like" actually means...

If you just mean centralized then there are plenty of ways, I'd suggest a basic openldap server for a start.
Heh. Occasionally thinking about the words I use would be helpful ... you're right, by "Active Directory"-like I meant centralized, nothing more.

I'll look into OpenLDAP, thanks!
 
Old 06-18-2011, 12:07 AM   #4
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Hello,

You could try 389-DS on a red-hat based distro like fedora. to install it in terminlal type "yum install 389-ds"
or you could try calculate directory server if you dont mind a command line interface.

--dino123
 
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:09 AM   #5
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i had basically the same problem im using 389-ds see here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...server-882567/
 
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