1.4. authconfig

1.4.1. RHEA-2011:1003: authconfig enhancement update

Updated authconfig packages that add an enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The authconfig packages contain a program with both a command line and a GUI interface for configuring a system to use shadow passwords, or to function as a client for certain network user-information and authentication schemes.
This update adds the following enhancement:
* This update adds the new '--enablesssd' and '--enablesssdauth' command line switches. These options allow administrators to configure the nsswitch.conf and system-auth configuration files so that the System Security Services Daemon (SSSD) is used for account database lookups and authentication. Note, that configuration of the SSSD itself is not handled by authconfig and must be done by other means. (BZ#629021)
All authconfig users are advised to upgrade to these updated authconfig packages, which add this enhancement.