[Freeipa-devel] new developer; development environment

Ade Lee alee at redhat.com
Wed Apr 30 15:09:47 UTC 2014

Welcome Fraser, 

To build dogtag, you should start here:


and I happen to know you'll be working on IPA/PKI stuff, you'll be
interested in reviewing the links under:

The PKI build does not require root.  Just make sure you have the sudo
access required to install the prerequisites.


On Wed, 2014-04-30 at 16:21 +1000, Fraser Tweedale wrote:
> Hi all,
> Fraser Tweedale, brand new Red Hatter, working in the Brisbane
> office on FreeIPA/Dogtag, and needing the wisdom of seasoned IPA
> developers on how best to set things up.
> In particular, is it common to be developing in VMs, and if so, do
> the various components (DS, Dogtag, IPA etc) under (or involved in)
> development reside on the same host?  Are there any developer images
> that are ready to roll?
> Or if it is more common to simply develop on one's workstation
> directly, do you have any tips to doing this sanely?  freeipa seemed
> find to build but the pki build seems to want root, which scares me
> a little... but perhaps I am just Doing It Wrong.
> Thanks in advance for any advice, and I look forward to getting to
> you know you all.
> Cheers,
> Fraser
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