On 05/09/2011 09:12 AM, Dmitri Pal wrote:
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.


According to Stephen, Ubuntu has an older version of sssd available. Even Debian sid only has 1.2.1


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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Dmitri Pal

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