Chapter 21 Authentication Configuration

Table of Contents

21.1 About Authentication
21.2 About Local Oracle Linux Authentication
21.2.1 Configuring Local Access
21.2.2 Configuring Fingerprint Reader Authentication
21.2.3 Configuring Smart Card Authentication
21.3 About IPA
21.3.1 Configuring IPA
21.4 About LDAP Authentication
21.4.1 About LDAP Data Interchange Format
21.4.2 Configuring an LDAP Server
21.4.3 Replacing the Default Certificates
21.4.4 Creating and Distributing Self-signed CA Certificates
21.4.5 Initializing an Organization in LDAP
21.4.6 Adding an Automount Map to LDAP
21.4.7 Adding a Group to LDAP
21.4.8 Adding a User to LDAP
21.4.9 Adding Users to a Group in LDAP
21.4.10 Enabling LDAP Authentication
21.5 About NIS Authentication
21.5.1 About NIS Maps
21.5.2 Configuring an NIS Server
21.5.3 Adding User Accounts to NIS
21.5.4 Enabling NIS Authentication
21.6 About Kerberos Authentication
21.6.1 Configuring a Kerberos Server
21.6.2 Configuring a Kerberos Client
21.6.3 Enabling Kerberos Authentication
21.7 About Pluggable Authentication Modules
21.7.1 Configuring Pluggable Authentication Modules
21.8 About the System Security Services Daemon
21.8.1 Configuring an SSSD Server
21.9 About Winbind Authentication
21.9.1 Enabling Winbind Authentication

This chapter describes how to configure various authentication methods that Oracle Linux can use, including NIS, LDAP, Kerberos, and Winbind, and how you can configure the System Security Services Daemon feature to provide centralized identity and authentication management.