Centralized Authorization Using a Directory Service, Part II

Get a handle on administering who can log in where, with a proven, reliable centralized directory.

in their /etc/nsswitch.conf files.


Once you are over the initial hurdle of installing an NIS server and making your authorization data consistent, you can start enjoying the centralization. Netgroups allow for complex and fine-grained access control from one central place.

Resources for this article: www.linuxjournal.com/article/7967.

Alf Wachsmann, PhD, has been at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) since 1999. He is responsible for all areas of automated Linux installation, including farm nodes, servers and desktops. His work focuses on AFS support, migration to Kerberos 5, a user registry project and user consultants.



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Part I Please

shann's picture

can you post the link for the Part I of this article?

thanks & regards


Pasamio's picture

Central Authentication with Kerberos 5
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/7336 (Part I)

Centralized Authorization Using a Directory Service
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/7334 (Part II)

AFS - A Secure Distributed Filesystem
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/7521 (Part III)

Was a bit confusing since the article titles are all different.