On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 12:31 PM, Gene Poole <gene.poole(a)macys.com> wrote:
Does anyone know of a howto for FDS where it's a new installation
not migrating from any existing platform? In other words, a how to from the
There's one on HOWTOFORGE. However, the directory setup for a generic
Linux authentication server is quite trivial.
In a nutshell:
yum -y install centos-ds
Create an unprivileged LDAP user:
useradd -g 1500 -c "Directory Server" dirsrv
Run the setup script:
Choose the "Typical" setup. Accept just about all defaults. When
prompted for the user to run as, enter dirsrv above (you can use
nobody but I prefer to create an account first). Make note of the
admin and server manager accounts.
Once complete, run the "centos-idm-console" to launch the GUI.
Login as "cn=Directory Manager" and use the password you provided in
the setup. Use localhost:9830 for the port.
Once logged in you can create a user. Make sure to enable the
corresponding Posix entries.
Client configuration on RedHat based distros is done with authconfig-tui.
I'm actually prepping a short talk for my local Linux LUG on this
topic for tonight. I'll send you the notes when I'm done if you'd