Thinking outside the UID: Identity management with FreeIPA

David Sirrine, Public Sector Technical Account Manager at Red Hat, will present on FreeIPA.


 This talk will cover how to leverage FreeIPA for Linux based centralized Identity Management including what FreeIPA can provide to your environment through the use of centrally managed sudoers, automount, user and group management, and more.

Also, for clarification, FreeIPA can sync users/passwords from AD so you can manage your accounts there, but use the remainder of the functionality FreeIPA brings to the table for your Linux account management OR you can use FreeIPA to authenticate your windows machines against. I'd stop just shy of it being a complete AD replacement, but if you're not doing anything super funky with AD, then FreeIPA can more than handle it.


After a group will be grabbing lunch at a nearby establishment so join us if you can.


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  • John Heitmuller

    Great overview.

    May 19

  • Sam

    Regrets, I have a previous meeting that has been move to the same time. Thanks.

    May 15

  • Matthew Percival

    Regrets... I'll be traveling this weekend. Have fun without me.

    May 15

  • Bryan Brodie

    I'm curious about the subject of this months meeting....

    May 14

  • David Folmar

    It is like Most MOOC's in that it will Open on the First, we will be having a viewing Party tentatively every Wednesday at RIchmond Public Library, Main Branch... The Organizer of this Group Jeff and some other members are interested in viewing it with us, SO we will have people with Linux knowledge there, You do have to sign up for the class to take it, but we can watch the videos and discuss.... I too have signed up and logged on for the Certification...

    May 14

  • John Heitmuller

    Hi David, Do you know what time? I have signed up for the course, but have not heard anything back from EdX.

    May 14

  • David Folmar

    The EdX Linux certification course is starting August First

    May 13

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