Call for Bikeshedding: remote auth at install time

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Tue Jun 4 08:21:13 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 8:06 AM, Jonathan Dieter <jdieter at> wrote:
> 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.

Don't you manage those lab builds with a build system and kickstarts
to automate the install and configuration of things like


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