Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89539
RFE: make redhat-config-users support LDAP and NIS
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:31 EST
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Description of problem:
Don't know how feasible it is, but it would be great if redhat-config-users was
capable of admining LDAP/NIS users and groups (though LDAP is more preferable to
me). Especially for a remote LDAP/NIS server, although if it only worked on the
LDAP/NIS server that would be ok to start with.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Never understood why these fields were required for an RFE.
Bumping this to FC devel.
I don't think integrating it with LDAP is feasible unless there is a
defined way how users are stored in an LDAP, meaning we'd need to
supply LDAP schemes on which we could operate.
Working on a remote NIS server isn't feasible -- it would basically
mean you'd have to download the files by whatever means available
which could be scp, rcp, NFS, ... you name it and later storing them
again. Just to error-prone for my taste.
Working locally on an NFS server would be another matter: Check
whether the local machine is a NIS server and running make in /var/yp.
It actually works pretty well with ldap when libuser.conf is correctly
configured as of system-config-users-1.2.27
This RFE has been open without action for a long time. Closing as DEFERRED to
reflect the actual situation.