The talk will introduce FreeIPA project as the first fully functional open source centralized authentication and identity management solution comparable to Active Directory in its capabilities but focusing primarily on the Identity Management needs of the Linux and UNIX client systems.
The talk would start discussing Identity Management problem from both infrastructure and application point of view, briefly analyzing related open source and proprietary technologies. The talk will then continue introducing the FreeIPA project, how it is built and what it can offer for infrastructure (identity, authentication, authorization or system services like SUDO) and applications (centralized user identity source, authentication). It will conclude with information how FreeIPA can cooperate with Active Directory, which is still the primary source of user identities in many environments.
Hall: D203 [2nd Floor]
Track: Main Conference