On 05/08/2011 06:20 AM, nasir nasir wrote:

Thanks indeed again for the reply. I went through the deployment guide and installed and configured FreeIPA 2.0 on a RHEL 6.1 beta machine for testing. I also configured the browsers on this server and a client Kubuntu machine as per the guide. But I can't find any doc which explain how to configure a client (kubuntu in my case) for single sign on or even accessing a service like nfs using the browser when native ipa-client package is not available. All the docs are focused on configuring client machines using ipa-client package. Is this possible? if so could anyone suggest me some guide lines or docs for the same ?

Did you try installing the ipa-client rpms with Alien?

Thanks and Regards,

--- On *Mon, 5/2/11, Adam Young /<ayo...@redhat.com>/* wrote:

    From: Adam Young <ayo...@redhat.com>
    Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] FreeIPA for Linux desktop deployment
    To: "nasir nasir" <kollath...@yahoo.com>
    Cc: freeipa-users@redhat.com
    Date: Monday, May 2, 2011, 8:03 AM

    On 05/01/2011 08:49 AM, nasir nasir wrote:
    Thanks for all the replies and great suggestions! I do appreciate
    it a lot.

    Apologies for being a bit confusing about the cetralized /home
    foder in my previous mail. What I want is that all the users
    should have their /home folder stored in the storage. This entire
    partition (or LUN) can be attached to my Authentication
    server(i.e FreeIPA) by using iSCSI. From the Authentication
    server, I am NOT looking for iSCSI to get it mounted to the
    individual users' machine. I think NFS/automount would do
    that(appreciate any suggestion on this !) And whenever a new user
    is created, /home should be allocated out of this partition so
    that whichever machine the user is using to login later, she
    should be able to access the same /home specific to her
    regardless of the machine. I hope it is clear to all :-)

    Thanks and regards,

        >     -- Centralized storage with iSCSI for /home folder for
        each user by means of a dedicated storage
        IPA manages Automount, which is possibly what you want.  Are
        you going to give each user their own partition that follows
        them around, or are you going to give the a home directory on
        a a NAS server?  I Have to admit, the iSCSI home mount sounds
        interesting.  You could probably get automount to help you
        out there, but at this point I think that you would need a
        separate key line for each user.

        Note that iSCSI won't help you if you want to mount the same
        partition on multiple clients.  For this, you either need a
        distributed File System, or stick to NFS.


    OK, I'd probably do something like this:  After install IPA, add
one host as an IPA client with the following switch: --mkhomedir,, something like ipa-client-install --mkhomedir -p
    admin.   Then, mount the directory that you are going to use a
    /home on that machine.  Once you create users in IPA, the first
    time you log in as that user, do so from that client, and it will
    attempt to create the home directory for you.    This should be
    the only machine that has permissions to create directories under
    /home.  Now, create an automount location and map, and create a
    key for /home

    The instructions from our test day should get you started:


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