Call for Bikeshedding: remote auth at install time

Jonathan Dieter jdieter at
Tue Jun 4 07:06:26 UTC 2013

On Mon, 2013-06-03 at 18:07 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> Whether this is a blocker or not comes down to a judgement call, because
> it hinges on whether this is a significant inconvenience for a large
> enough number of users. So we need to know from people who use Fedora in
> remote auth environments whether it's a big problem not to be able to
> set it up at install / firstboot time, or whether you'd be okay with
> creating a local user to get through initial-setup and then configuring
> remote auth from that local account.

For me, as a system administrator of a number of labs that all use
Fedora, the main inconvenience is being forced to create a local user at
install time.  I don't mind going through manual configuration to get
LDAP / Kerberos setup on the desktop, but it's a pain to setup a local
user, complete with password that passes the complexity checks, just to
delete it.


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