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Old 11-05-2009, 06:08 PM   #1
mattdyke
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Centralized Management For Linux


I am trying to locate a type of user centralized software for linux that will allow for the following.

It has to be secure
Uses some form of encryption on the passwords, not a hash
Scalable
Able to allow one user access to one system but deny him access to another.

I have configured NIS,
It works as needed, except it is not very secure.

Any help on this matter would be much appreciated.
 
Old 11-05-2009, 06:30 PM   #2
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Are all the clients Linux? How big is your user pool, Samba4 is still in alpha stage, but I built it and it worked good for my purpose. Also, some distros like Redhat/CentOS have a directory server you can install and configure. I have done this also, but did not tinker with it much because I got bored and reformatted my server and started from scratch, and did not reinstall it yet.
 
Old 11-06-2009, 08:21 AM   #3
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It is a complete linux environment, and my user base is sitting at about 50 users and growing.
 
Old 11-06-2009, 10:49 AM   #4
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You might take a look at ebox , http://www.ebox-platform.com/
 
Old 11-06-2009, 01:21 PM   #5
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I will take a look at that, here is what i have so far tried and am trying.

NIS/YP
Kerberos
OpenLDAP
Kerberos+OpenLDAP (still working on this)

Is it possible to configure Kerberos to store the passwords for an NIS Mapped network.

I liked the way NIS worked, as I could disallow all users except for a selected few to the environments they needed access too. but because of how the NIS/YP send the password has unencrypted across the network it makes it not a viable solution.

The issue I was having with LDAP, is denying users access to a specific machine, while providing them access to others. I could only get this one to work by having all users access every machine.
 
  


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