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Central Ohio Linux User Group
Date: Thursday, November 12 2015, 7 - 9 PM EDT


Learn how Red Hat Enterprise Linux Identity Management and its upstream project, FreeIPA, can secure your *nix environment with an open source, centralized, and standards based solution built on top of well known Open Source components and standard protocols. This integrated security information management solution combines Linux, 389 Directory Server, MIT Kerberos, NTP, DNS, Dogtag certificate system, and SSSD to provide easy management and automation of installation and configuration tasks.

There will be a demonstration of full multi-master replication for higher redundancy and scalability, configuring host-based access control, centrally-managed users, groups, and sudoers using the web GUI and CLI. Additionally, we will explore two-factor authentication in Red Hat Enterprise identity management using Soft Tokens generated by FreeOTP.

About the speaker

Josh Preston is a recovering Unix Engineer with 10+ years experience in securing and supporting large, complex web based companies in many verticals including retail, finance, entertainment, telecommunications, government, and utilities. Josh left the dark side to become an open source evangelist and bring the light of open innovation to the masses.

The upcoming meeting is open to the general public, and all with an interest in Linux, Free Software, Open Source Software, Windows, BSD, Unix, OS X, SELinux, virtualization, development, Raspberry Pi, firewalls, WiFi, security, authentication, identity, Kerberos, LDAP, etc.

As always, feel free to bring with you any ailing or problematic systems for expert diagnosis (or destruction).

There are no dues or fees.


The meeting will be held at:

2500 Corporate Exchange Drive
Columbus, OH 43231

The conference room is on the third floor just beside the elevators. There will be signs, and the front doors auto-lock at 6, so someone will be out front working the door.

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