FreeIPA v3 Trust Improvements
Multiple Domain Controllers and multiple additional DNS domains managed by FreeIPA can now be accessible via trusting relationship by Active Directory domain members. Additionally, Global Catalog service is provided for use by AD clients, allowing FreeIPA users to be included into access-control lists of AD resources.
- Name: Alexander Bokovoy
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Targeted release: Fedora 19
- Last updated: 2013-01-16
- Percentage of completion: 50%
In Fedora 18 only a single designated Domain Controller in FreeIPA realm is supported for interoperability with Active Directory and only a primary DNS domain associated with the FreeIPA realm is advertised to the trusted party. With the changes coming in FreeIPA v3.2, support for multiple domain controllers per FreeIPA realm and multiple DNS domain suffixes associated with the realm will be available. FreeIPA v3.2 will also provide Global Catalog service implementation which is key feature to allow discretionary access to Active Directory resources for FreeIPA users --- making possible, for example, interactive logon to Windows machines under a FreeIPA identity.
Benefit to Fedora
System administrators, using FreeIPA in Fedora 19, will get access to resources in trusted Active Directory domains. Active Directory domain administrators will be able to authorize access to their machines, services, and applications for FreeIPA-managed users and groups, giving practical bi-directional interoperability.
The work is done in the scope of FreeIPA v3.2 upstream development. List of development tasks is available here. Additional capabilities are provided as part of SSSD upstream development, designed and tracked here