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Re: centralized authentication

When the date was Wednesday 03 December 2008, Micha Feigin wrote:

> On Wed, 3 Dec 2008 13:37:44 -0500
> "Brian Schrock" <schrock.brian@gmail.com> wrote:
> > A good simple solution is pam mysql. You just stick the users in mysql
> > tables and configure pam and a few other files. In my experience ldap
> > is not quite as simple as libpam-mysql.
> >
> >
> > Brian,
> Thanks,
> I may have not been clear enough, this can be considered a small secure
> system (4 computers, and although all are connected to the Internet, they
> are behind the university firewall) and all the users can be considered
> trusted users. The communication between the machines is going to be
> private (all connected to each other, internal cluster communication
> isn't visible externally), so even if not encrypted you will have to
> break into the system in the first place in order to snoop.

Well, in that case, you can just name one of them as "master authentication 
server" and rsync(1) /etc/{passwd,shadow} to the rest. :P

 Michael Iatrou (iyyo)

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