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FreeIPA: The swiss army knife of open-source identity management

Submitted by Aditya Kamat (@adityakamat) on May 6, 2019

Section: Full talk Technical level: Intermediate Session type: Demo Status: Submitted

Abstract

FreeIPA is used in the management of Linux user identities, groups, and passwords centrally with the help of a CLI as well as an easy to use GUI. FreeIPA provides centralized authentication, authorization, and account information for Linux and Unix network environments. It is built on top of well known open-source components like LDAP, KDC, PKI, etc. FreeIPA can seamlessly integrate with an existing Active Directory environment.
In this talk, We will cover the basics of FreeIPA and how to leverage FreeIPA in a production environment and address the concerns of an organization pertaining to compliance, security and risk mitigation.

Outline

  • FreeIPA Introduction
  • FreeIPA architecture and components
  • Use cases of FreeIPA in production
  • Demo of FreeIPA
  • Achieving high availability
  • Audit logs

Speaker bio

Aditya Kamat is a Cyber Security enthusiast working in the systems architect team at Endurance International Group. His areas of interest include Linux performance tuning, building resilient and highly scalable systems and participating in CTF competitions. He likes going on treks and long bike rides during the weekends. He has completed his engineering from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore.

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