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Working with FreeIPA

An important part of security is identifying and authenticating users. FreeIPA is a technology that does both using a suite of various technologies. In this hands-on lab, we will work through setting up a basic Kerberos realm and directory using FreeIPA. This is an important skill for the LPIC3-303 and other high-level certifications exams.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon Nov 05, 2018

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Configure the host file and hostname for ``.

    • Configure /etc/hosts to contain the following:
    • Run hostnamectl set-hostname
  2. Challenge

    Configure a base IPA domain with default settings.

    • Run the command: ipa-server-install
    • Provide passwords (make note of the passwords for later) where prompted and accept defaults except for Continue to configure the system with these values? [no]:
      • Respond yes
  3. Challenge

    Create and verify a new session for `[email protected]`.

    Run the following commands:

    • kinit admin
    • klist
  4. Challenge

    Create the user `jsmith` with the first name `john` and last name `smith` in directory services.

    Run the following command: ipa user-add jsmith --first john --last smith

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