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Re: [K12OSN] OT: Authentication server options

I would use Fedora 389 server for LDAP (supports multi-master for automatic updates and failover by having ldap.conf list dual servers!)

What is used by the system for user auth should have no impact on home directories unless the source of user auth has different data for the home dir.

On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 3:25 PM, David Hopkins <dahopkins429 gmail com> wrote:
A new charter school is opening this fall and has asked us (Newark
Charter) to help set up their IT infrastructure. At NCS we used the
samba+ldap roll our own approach for authentication. It has worked
quite well. However, I'm considering using Active Directory + winbind
instead but I'm not sure of all the pros/cons of this approach. Will
it be transparent for logging onto thin clients? There will be a
dedicated linux-based (CentOS) file server for home directories. Will
home directories work as expected for the linux users?

I appreciate any insights and recommendations on this.

Dave Hopkins
Newark Charter School

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