On 05/08/2011 07:39 PM, Adam Young wrote:
> 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 ?

Does the client have SSSD?
If it does making ipa-client work is probably the best path.

If the SSSD is not an option then you are in the realm of PAM_KRB5 for
the SSO.
Please see the FreeIPA 1.2.1 documentation. There is no exact
documentation ofr your case but the closest IMO would be the
instructions for the Solaris client.

Also see man pages for pam_krb5.
Hope this helps.


> Did you try installing the ipa-client rpms with Alien?
>> Thanks and Regards,
>> Nidal
>> --- 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,
>>>     Nidal
>>>         >     -- 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.
>>     Nidal,
>>     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:
>>     https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Testcase_freeipav2_automount
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Thank you,
Dmitri Pal

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