Realmd FreeIPA Support
realmd currently supports discovery and configuring of Active Directory domains. With this feature it will also include support for FreeIPA domains.
- Name: Stef Walter
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Targeted release: Fedora 19
- Last updated: 2013-03-05
- Percentage of completion: 70%
- Tracker: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=918092
realmd is an on demand system DBus service, which allows callers to configure network authentication and domain membership in a standard way. realmd discovers information about the domain or realm automatically and does not require complicated configuration in order to join a domain or realm.
realmd will be able to be used with FreeIPA. Current GUI and CLI tools that use realmd to join Active Directory domains will now be able to seamlessly join FreeIPA domains as well.
Benefit to Fedora
This builds on further work in the Fedora 18 Active Directory Integration feature, and is part of making realmd the standard simple place integration point for configuring network authentication.
realmd already is able to discover FreeIPA domains. realmd will have work done to be able to join, configure and deconfigure a FreeIPA domain. The freeipa-client tool will need a few bug fixes in order to be able to work seamlessly with realmd.
How To Test
Further test documentation coming.
- Use the command 'realm join myipadomain.com' to join a FreeIPA domain.
- Use the GNOME Control Center to join a FreeIPA domain.
The user/administrator will have a standard way to join and configure both Active Directory and FreeIPA domains.
None necessary, revert to previous release behaviour.
Some documentation exists here, and further documentation will be written:
- It is now possible to simply configure a client to use a FreeIPA domain for authentication by using the Control Center, Kickstart or command line.