On 04/13/2011 11:34 AM, Adam Young wrote:
> The FreeIPA.org Landing page needs a better description of the
> project.  Can anyone suggest a One-Three line description that orients
> people to FreeIPA, assuming they know little/nothing about the
> project?  Exl;ainig that it integrates Kerbers an LDAp is the second
> step, but it really is an implementation detail.
> I typacilly tell people that we do for Linux systems what Active
> Directory does for Windows systems.  This explanation works for people
> familiar with AD, and then we can talk about how IPA is built on open
> source code and open standards.
> The closest we have4 right now is
> "FreeIPA is an integrated security information management solution
> ..."  this is a good start, but is a little generic.
> I'll throw this out as a strawman:
> FreeIPA is a centralized management solution for Users and Computers. 
> Built on Open Standards and open source software, IPA allows you to
> securely  establish policy for access to the resources in your
> organization.

FreeIPA is a centralized identity management and authentication solution
built on open standards leveraging proven technologies. It is a
authentication and identity hub with focus towards the needs of the
Linux/Unix clients.

> I challenge you to come up with a better one.
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Thank you,
Dmitri Pal

Sr. Engineering Manager IPA project,
Red Hat Inc.

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