In MIT land, one can potentially have multiple instances tied (by convention)
to a given user (that is, that administratively one knows are the same set of
eyeballs). For example, I might have my normal user (hile), and I might have
another distinct MIT principal hile/admin used when I’m doing administrative
work in the kerb database, or potentially yet another hile/vpn for remote
access. Only the first of these is a ‘real’ user that needs to have a uid,
gid, home directory, and shell; the others are just Kerberos principals that
might have differing password policies applied to them. In FreeIPA, it appears
all kerberos principals are tied to a user (or to a host in the case of host/
or another service definition). Is it possible to define a non-posix user?
There is no good reason for hile/admin@MY.REALM to have a uidNumber or
gidNumber; one should never login directly using that principal.
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