Hi, I'm an Austrian Linux user living in South France, and I recently installed a 100% Linux computer room in a school here. Currently every machine only has one "public" user, and then every single user (teacher as well as student) has his own directory on a Samba File server. This is an intermediary solution, while I try to get a grasp on configuring roaming profiles. The server is running CentOS 5.5 (headless, e. g. without X), and the desktops are either a personal mix of CentOS and Fedora, or openSUSE 11.3.
I've spent some time wading through LDAP, NFS, NIS, Samba and autofs documentation and the various mixes of these, but it all seems like a mysterious mess. Someone from the CentOS mailing list suggested I take a peek on FreeIPA. So I took a look on the website, and now I thought I'd simply ask on this list. Here's basically what I need. 1) One simple server, running CentOS 5.5. All the user accounts (teachers, students) should be managed centrally on the server. 2) All the user data are stored centrally on the server, preferably with quotas (for example max. 1 GB per user). 3) Ideally every user should be able to connect to his or her account from any client machine in the computer room. 4) Ideally, this solution should work for both CentOS 5.5 and openSUSE 11.3 client machines. 5) Ideally, users can be managed (added / removed) graphically through some dedicated tool, so I can leave this to someone who doesn't necessarily have system administration skills. 6) Ideally, the whole setup should not be a nightmare to secure. So here's my simple question : is FreeIPA the right tool for this ? Can it do all these things without me having to jump through burning loops ? I'm no lamer for RTFM, so if you simply say "yes, it is", I'll happily dive into the documentation. Cheers from the storm-swept South of France, Niki Kovacs _______________________________________________ Freeipa-users mailing list Freeipafirstname.lastname@example.org https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/freeipa-users