One user database for multiple systems - how?

Barry Roberts blr at
Mon May 4 07:41:12 MDT 2015

On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 4:50 AM, Dan Egli <ddavidegli at> wrote:
> I know it can be done, but I must admit that this is the first time I've
> ever encountered a situation where it would be advantageous to have one
> user database on multiple Linux systems. Because of this, I have absolutely
> no idea how to go about ensuring this. Anyone have good tips for a novice
> in this area?

ActiveDirectory!  Shudder.  Just kidding.

I'm not sure which implementation the cool kids are using these days,
but LDAP used to be the most common answer.  It seemed like 389
( was pretty popular at some

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