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Old 05-06-2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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Central login server for multiple linux boxes

I have about 5 linux servers and 1 workstations. i also make a lot of boxes sometimes temp ones for testing things. i want them share users and even the root if possible. I understand Kerbos is for this. Is that like a domain controller for windows? That is pretty much what I want. If Kerbos is the way to go, is there a particular way to set it up?
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you wouldn't share root, it's not done.

It's not a domain controller at all, just a central user repository, which is only a fraction of what a Windows domain is. Check out OpenLDAP and set up each client to authenticate against it. Avoid Kerberos.
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Kerberos with Samba/Winbind is commonly used as well as OpenLDAP. Each one will fit your needs and both have guides available if you do a google search for it. Kerberos is traditionally used to query an existing Windows domain controller.
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If you go LDAP, this is a pretty good guide


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