FreeIPA 1.0.0

FreeIPA is an integrated security information management solution combining Linux (Fedora), Fedora Directory Server, NTP, DNS...

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FreeIPA is an integrated security information management solution combining Linux (Fedora), Fedora Directory Server, NTP, DNS and MIT Kerberos. It consists of a web interface and command-line administration tools. Currently it supports identity management with plans to support policy and auditing management.

FreeIPA (so far) is an integrated solution combining

Linux (currently Fedora)
Fedora Directory Server
MIT Kerberos
Web and commandline provisioning and administration tools

Version 1 will focus on

Allowing an administrator to quickly install, setup, and administer one or more IPA servers for centralized authentication and user identity management.

Version 2 will focus on

Adding DNS and Certificate Authority to the IPA core
Allowing an admin to join a machine to an IPA realm
Providing kerberos principal and cert to the joined machine
Providing service keytabs and service certificates to services
Managing the keytabs and certificates once provided
Plug-in architecture for IPA extensibility. freeRADIUS as a first plugin.
IPA Client code for managing authentication, authorization, caching, connection
Policy. Centrally managed sudoers/netgroups, SELinux role based access
Audit. Centrally collected audit logs from IPA servers and from IPA clients

Why Use FreeIPA?

For efficiency, compliance and risk mitigation, organizations need to centrally manage and correlate vital security information including:

Identity (machine, user, virtual machines, groups, authentication credentials)
Policy (configuration settings, access control information)
Audit (events, logs, analysis thereof)

Because of its vital importance and the way it is interrelated, we think identity, policy, and audit information should be open, interoperable, and manageable. Our focus is on making identity, policy, and audit easy to centrally manage for the Linux and Unix world. Of course, we will need to interoperate well with Windows and much more.

We are looking to take concrete and useful steps and so have chosen initially to focus on Identity solutions for the Unix/Linux world

We intend to tackle centralized management of policy and audit information next.

Last updated on June 22nd, 2008

#security information #Fedora Directory Server #certificate authority #security #information #management #NTP

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