Identity Management Guide

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Managing Identity and Authorization Policies for Linux-Based Infrastructures

Aneta Šteflová Petrová

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Marc Muehlfeld

Red Hat Customer Content Services

Tomáš Čapek

Red Hat Customer Content Services

Milan Navrátil

Red Hat Customer Content Services

Ella Deon Ballard

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Abstract

Identity and policy management — for both users and machines — is a core function for almost any enterprise environment. IPA provides a way to create an identity domain that allows machines to enroll to a domain and immediately access identity information required for single sign-on and authentication services, as well as policy settings that govern authorization and access. This manual covers all aspects of installing, configuring, and managing IPA domains, including both servers and clients. This guide is intended for IT and systems administrators.