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On Linux, we have NIS (pronounced "yellow pages"), kerberos, and LDAP (similar to ActiveDirectory if you squint just right); you have lots of choices. No NIS+ to be had.
If you want to go with a paid solution, then Oracle has Enterprise Manager.
LDAP shouldn't be too difficult; you probably already have some LDAP servers provisioned; it is ubiquitous.
Enterprise Manager is such a vague term these days. Which EM product manages Linux user accounts?
We run EM Grid Control 10g and will be running EM CloudControl 12c shortly, with EM Ops Center to manage the hardware, OSs, and VMs. Does Ops Center manage users as described?
Not Linux users, per se, but I think it can do LDAP-like stuff and then the Linux boxen can be configured to use them as the LDAP server.
LDAP reeks, to me, of DIY. While I'm certainly capable of coming up with a DIY solution, we're in the era of enterprise management solutions for everything.
My guess is IPA is probably the way forward. I was hoping there was perhaps an Oracle-specific answer that was different than RHEL's IPA/IdM answer.
How are you doing it on your servers, if I may ask?
How about Oracle Authentication Services for Linux?
Oracle Authentication Services for Operating Systems (OAS4OS) enables enterprises to centralize management for Unix and Linux authentication, user accounts, password policies, and Sudo authorization policies using Oracle Internet Directory. Based on open standards interfaces, OAS4OS provides full automation of client configuration and user migration, and serves as LDAP based naming service to replace NIS.
That was what I was looking for. Thanks!
Edited by: Rob on Apr 23, 2012 9:51 AM