Phil K. Posted September 1, 2011 Share Posted September 1, 2011 If you could could start from scratch how would you implement authentication with user profile folders on a network that needs to support linux (70%), mac (29%), and windows (1%) pcs. I was thinking about starting with an LDAP master and having to slave nodes (one using open directory and the other active directory) to be able to take advantage of some management features for mac and windows. - Is this worth doing? Assuming you would choose LDAP, I have found the setup on linux to be a bit confusing, having not worked with LDAP at all. - Would you know where I could find some good documentation on LDAP? (sites or books) - Are some automated installers, that will walk you through a basic setup? - Do you know of any good management tools to use? mac or linux preferred. As far as roaming profile or h:drives are concerned. I'm not sure how I would want to implement those. It would be nice to be able to login to any linux box and get the desktop just how you like it, same with the Mac. But I don't mind just mounting a central storage location to the users /home/$profile directory. So at least they will always have access to their files. 95% of the macs are self administered at this point anyways. - Thoughts? Does anyone have any experience/knowledge on migrating NIS to LDAP? If so do you have any tips? I know darren says eff ldap? Would you recommend anything else? I was considering open directory, but until I can run it in ESXi without hacking the crap out of it, I will need to stick to something that I can actually rack mount. ;) Thank you in advance, I appreciate any incite you would be able to give me! Phil K. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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