Im starting from scratch here so bear with me......ie I dont know a lot of 
this....which should be obvious....

Extending Easy? oh because it doesnt strike me as easy......


Initially I am about to build our production IPA servers.  These attributes are 
a requirement of the Federation system New Zealand wants to use and is probably 
the same for Australia. So I think the schema has to be done/extended for IPA 
to be viable in tertiary institutions in NZ, without it not many if anyone will 
use IPA they will stay with openldap.  So each person should have these I 
think.....they may not be used initially but once extended initially then I 
dont have to extend the schema later.

What connects to these is an apache/tomcat front end. There are two 
aspects/functions to this, the IdP and the SdP.  The Idp allows remote tertiary 
organisations to query us and say our user is we legit....they then use their 
LDAP to provide resources via the SdP.  So the Idp provides an identity to 
remote ppl and the SdP provides access to a resource at our end. later I expect 
we will have to to the SdP bit got our high performance cluster and storage...

It maybe a year or more before we actually use this, but it strikes me as 
sensible that these are done on initial build.....I will put ina  RH support 
case for this.   We will probably also pull the actual fields/contents out of 
AD.....not sure yet.


Steven Jones

Technical Specialist - Linux RHCE

Victoria University, Wellington, NZ

0064 4 463 6272

From: Rob Crittenden [rcrit...@redhat.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 20 March 2012 2:55 a.m.
To: Steven Jones
Cc: freeipa-users@redhat.com
Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] Extending IPA schema for Federation services.

Steven Jones wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it possible to expand IPA's schema to do this?

Adding the schema is easy, doing something with it is where things get
interesting. What do you want to do with these attributes/objectclasses?


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