password storage (Stuart Jansen)

Michael Torrie torriem at
Wed Feb 2 08:05:03 MST 2011

On 02/01/2011 07:50 PM, Make Compile wrote:
> Tnx guys for the affirmative response. Yes sir similar to LDAP. I
> mean could there be any open source technologies that has the
> capability as well to centralized all the password and by then when
> the user login on his/her webserver like sample nagios the username
> and password should come from this authentication technology.

You really do want to use LDAP, whether it is OpenLDAP, Fedora DS, or
even MS Active Directory.

Note that technically LDAP is not an authentication mechanism, rather
it's a authorization mechanism.  It can supply user information.  It can
do authentication also, but you should probably also look into Kerberos
for authentication.  Or on web stuff, CAS.  That said, for starters,
LDAP alone probably has what you need.

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