Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2013


How to build an Identity Management System on Linux

Making Identity Administration Easy and Secure at the same time

How do you build a comprehensive and coherent Identity Management System on Linux ? This is the question I started answering 7 years ago when I joined Red Hat, and that is still being worked on today. In this talk I will present a broad overview of all the aspects of Identity Management that need to be considered to have a full end-to-end solution, from the server components (Kerberos, LDAP, DNS, Management components, etc..) that are managed under the umbrella of the FreeIPA project to the client components (SSSD and utilities) and all the other hidden parts (like GSS-Proxy, Samba libraries) that are normally not easily visible, but that become needed once you get down to playing with the bits. The talk will go down into the technical details and the whys and hows of the whole architecture.


Simo Sorce