Authentication and SSSD
New paradigm for managing multiple auth mechanisms
Don has been around linux for more than 12 years, helping spread the excitement for free and open source software. He has extensive experience in Linux server administration, and has spoken at numerous venues. openSUSE has been his primary desktop, and you will find him running several versions at any one time. He lives in Anderson, IN USA.
No video of the event yet, sorry!
Ever get frustrated with the limitations of Linux authentication? Have you tried to enable features like nested groups and had trouble? SSSD is a system daemon. Its primary function is to provide access to identity and authentication remote resource through a common framework that can provide caching and offline support to the system. It provides PAM and NSS modules, and in the future will D-BUS based interfaces for extended user information. It provides also a better database to store local users as well as extended user data. We will explore some how-to's for SSSD on openSUSE, and see it in action.