For efficiency, compliance and risk mitigation, organizations need to centrally manage and correlate vital security information including:
- Identity (machine, user, virtual machines, groups, authentication credentials)
- Policy (configuration settings, access control information)
- Audit (events, logs, analysis thereof)
Since these are not new problems. there exist many approaches and products focused on addressing them. However, these tend to have the following weaknesses:
- Focus on solving identity management across the enterprise has meant less focus on policy and audit.
- Vendor focus on Web identity management problems has meant less well developed solutions for central management of the Linux and Unix world's vital security info. Organizations are forced to maintain a hodgepodge of internal and proprietary solutions at high TCO.
- Proprietary security products don't easily provide access to the vital security information they collect or manage. This makes it difficult to synchronize and analyze effectively.
Details of the latest version can be found on the IPA server project page under <http://www.freeipa.org/>.
The most up-to-date documentation can be found at <http://freeipa.org/page/Documentation/>.
To get started quickly, start here: <https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/wiki/QuickStartGuide>
Please see the file called COPYING.
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