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[Discuss] Identity management

On 8/27/2014 7:18 PM, Stephen Adler wrote:
> Well, I'm continuing in my project of upgrading my basement servers
> to rhel 7 and I've come to realise that NIS is long dead...

NIS was long dead a long time ago. Just about everyone who needs
directory services these days uses LDAP in one form or another.

> Instead I'm running into Identity Management.

Red Hat Identity Management is an enterprise wrapper around LDAP and
X.509. You don't need it. All you need is the basic LDAP stuff.
Migrating from NIS to LDAP isn't difficult and there are plenty of
migration guides out there to help you along.

In a nutshell, the conversion steps are:
1. Set up the LDAP server.
2. Use the LDAP migration tools to convert your NIS maps to LDIF files.
3. Import the LDIF files into your LDAP server.
4. Install LDAP client libraries on each host.
5. Use the authconfig command on each host to configure LDAP authentication.

Rich P.

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