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Bug#409040: debian-installer: feature request: integration with corporate authentication mechanisms (NIS, LDAP, Kerberos...)

Package: debian-installer 
Version: 20061102
Priority: wishlist

[ This is a feature request based on a test install I did quite some time ago
with different Linux distributions ]

RedHat, Fedora [1], and SuSE's installation systems provide currently a way
to, through the installation, select if the installed system is part of a
corporate network (which might have a common LDAP system for user
authentication) and, if selected, does not create user accounts and tries to
bind to NIS domains, or LDAP domains or use Kerberos or SMB as

Since many corporate deployments require systems (both servers and desktops)
to be integrated with the existing authentication infraestructure it would be
nice if the installation system provided a way to set this up.

RedHat and Fedora use the "Authentication Configuration tool" [2]
(post-install). I'm not aware of equivalent tools in Debian, the
documentation available at the wiki pages [3] make me think that doing this
manually is not for the faint of heart...

Maybe this would be something to do for lenny?




[2] http://fedora.redhat.com/projects/config-tools/authconfig.html

[3] http://wiki.debian.org/LDAP

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