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Old 07-29-2011
Password management / centralized password management

Hello all,

I need help for build server call as Password management / centralized password management server.

My situation and example:
I have 600 server in my server room running on Linux then I need 1 server only can create login/password and then user can login to all 600 server no need to ssh or putty to each server to add login/password.

Anyone here can help or can give guide to follow to build up Password management / centralized password management server.

# 2  
Old 07-29-2011
Most primitive way: copy the password & group files over from a central server. But you don't want to do that.

Better: set up an LDAP server, and authenticate users using pam_ldap, with the home directories on a NFS server. Here's a description for Debian, and one for Arch.
# 3  
Old 07-29-2011
You can also use kerberos server with pam_krb

Be careful tho, kerberos is somewhat complicated to setup and requires clients and server to be in time sync.
But should be the most secure way.

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