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Old 11-28-2009, 04:39 PM   #1
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User management across multiple platforms


I wanted to get some opinions on how I would manage multiple user accounts across multiple flavors of linux... Let me tell you the issue.

Various applications across about 15 centos\redhat\solaris servers.
Some of the applications require user accounts on the OS.
Not all users that I want to add exist on every system.
I am looking for an easy way (I'd perfer something web-based) to add\modify\delete users selectivly... Excuse the grammer...

I'm thinking webmin could do this when setup for clustering, however, I wanted to know if anybody else has come across this scenario and what you all turned too... This should be the easy part... The hard part will be building the database connectivity for those tricky applications.

Thanks All!!! I really appreciate it.
Old 11-28-2009, 05:05 PM   #2
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ldap or NIS could work. NIS being a bit outdated, ldap might be a better option. this way, the user accounts managed from a central database, and the servers use this central database for authentication or other central configuration files.

personally, i use puppet to do this.



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