[Freeipa-interest] Announcing FreeIPA v2 Server Alpha 1 Release

Dmitri Pal dpal at redhat.com
Wed Oct 28 14:58:19 UTC 2009

To all freeipa-interest, freeipa-users and freeipa-devel list members,

The FreeIPA project team is pleased to announce the availability of the
Alpha 1 release of the long-awaited freeIPA 2.0 server [1].

This version of the server includes:
* Optionally installable DNS server
* Optionally installable Certificate Authority to manage server certificates
* NIS compatibility plug-in

The freeIPA 2.0 server is capable of:
* Managing host identities
* Defining host-based access control rules that will be enforced
  on the client side by the IPA back end for SSSD (not provided yet)
* Serving netgroups based on user and host objects stored in IPA
* Serving sets of automount maps to different clients
* Finer-grained management delegation
* Group-based password policies

The freeIPA 2.0 release provides:
* Pluggable and extensible framework for UI/CLI
* Rich CLI
* Certificate provisioning capabilities

Current version of the server does not include web based user interface.

FreeIPA 2.0 clients can be configured in the same way as freeIPA 1.2
clients, using ipa-client install. For richer functionality freeIPA
can be used with SSSD (System Security Services Daemon).
The special freeIPA back end for SSSD developed by the SSSD project is
not ready yet, however, the freeIPA 2.0 server can still be configured
as a generic LDAP + Kerberos back end for SSSD.

For more information about features delivered in this release, see
documentation [2] on the freeIPA web site.
For information on how to configure client systems to use freeIPA
without SSSD, see freeIPA 1.2 documentation [3].
For information on how freeIPA can be used in conjunction with SSSD,
see the SSSD documentation [4].
For all other freeIPA-related documentation [5], see freeIPA web site.

[1] http://www.freeipa.org/page/Downloads/
[2] http://www.freeipa.org/page/IPAv2_development_status#Documentation
[3] http://freeipa.org/docs/1.2/Client_Setup_Guide/en-US/html/
[4] https://fedorahosted.org/sssd/
[5] http://www.freeipa.org/page/DocumentationPortal

Thank you,
Dmitri Pal

Engineering Manager IPA project,
Red Hat Inc.

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