Comments 7 Posted In Red Hat Enterprise Linux User Administration across multiple Red Hat Servers Latest response 2014-07-07T20:00:38+00:00 It would be great if there were a central management interface that provided user management accross multiple servers. For instance if I wanted to remove a single user from all servers. Tim Macking Senior IT Engineer ti Started 2011-07-26T20:21:58+00:00 by timmacking Community Member 44 points Log in to join the conversation Responses Sort By Oldest Sort By Newest BN Red Hat Active Contributor 340 points 26 July 2011 8:55 PM Bill Nottingham For these cases, why would you do this, rather than working with some sort of centralized directory server? gb Newbie 15 points 25 June 2014 6:58 PM gbulldog8 Does anyone know what program (file) is being used to sync multiple servers on a network? If the servers go out of sync, what command can be used to re-synch them? Guru 6435 points 25 June 2014 11:25 PM firstname.lastname@example.org Community Leader That's what things like Puppet are designed to do (hell, if you take the PuppetLab classes, one of their lessons/examples is centered around adding/removing users via Puppet manifest). Guru 6863 points 26 June 2014 12:32 AM email@example.com Community Leader Exactly - and up to 10 nodes are free... or they could use the Open Source version (or whatever they call it). Guru 6435 points 26 June 2014 1:16 AM firstname.lastname@example.org Community Leader PE's soft licensed. You can actually run as many nodes as you want, they'd just prefer that you start paying them if you're managing more than 10 systems. gb Community Member 33 points 2 July 2014 7:14 PM gberman I think an ipa server is the way to go in cases where you have multiple users/servers. Or you can use ansible for administrative stuff in multiple servers if you don't want or need a "domain controller" Red Hat Community Member 72 points 7 July 2014 8:00 PM Jaromir Hradilek If you really want to manage regular user accounts on multiple servers, on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, you can now also use OpenLMI as documented in the System Administrator's Guide.