[dvlug] [sf-lug] Ubuntu LDAP Admin Interface

Michael Paric mparic at compbizsolutions.com
Sat Sep 26 11:27:18 PDT 2009

Luma looks nice but I usually don't run X on the servers. I'll try and  
dig up the scripts I wrote that tied Gosa's user creation with  
Sabayon's Profile Editor. It was easy enough that I had a faculty  
member maintain the student log ins.

Michael Paric

On Sep 21, 2009, at 7:29 AM, David Rosenstrauch <darose at darose.net>  

> On 09/21/2009 02:17 AM, Michael Paric wrote:
>> Grant Bowman mentioned using LDAP at the CAS school in SF; anyone  
>> know what admin interface is being used? Does it do NT-style Domain  
>> Control operations too? I couldn't find a really good LDAP  
>> interface for Ubuntu that would do Linux and Windows  
>> authentications which is why I used CentOS in my thin client  
>> networks. First I used the Webmin module (http://www.fsa-blast.org/Webmin/LDAPUsersAndGroups 
>> ) but found it buggy. Configured GOsa which does much more than  
>> LDAP but configured Linux and Windows authentication in one  
>> interface so students and teachers would have the same roaming  
>> profile whether they logged into a Windows workstation or a Linux  
>> thin client (https://oss.gonicus.de/labs/gosa/). Any other  
>> preferences?
> I've been wondering the same (on CentOS, though which distro  
> probably doesn't really matter).
> We're Linux only here, which probably simplifies things a bit, but  
> so far I've been using a GUI tool named "luma" to administer the  
> accounts on the LDAP server.  Seems to work decently in  
> administering records of objectClass "posixAccount", though I'm not  
> entirely satisfied with it. So if you find something better, please  
> post back here.
> HTH,
> DR
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