Call for Bikeshedding: remote auth at install time

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Tue Jun 4 15:44:56 UTC 2013

On Tue, 2013-06-04 at 10:26 -0400, Przemek Klosowski wrote:

> For what it's worth, remote authentication is increasingly important 
> where I sit, so everything that makes it easier to set up is welcome. As 
> of now, my cheat sheet for older Fedoras and RHEL is several pages long 
> and involves manual reconfiguration of samba/winbind, kerberos and pam 
> modules--but I haven't tried to do it in F19 yet, either way. What keeps 
> bugging me is that the whole lashup is fragile and involves magic 
> ('winbind crashed with no error messages; restart it; oops crashed 
> again; restart samba maybe; YAY, success, don't touch anything')
> I would be tickled pink if it's a more supported workflow now. I will 
> check it out and file bugs or kudos, depending on the outcome.

Well, right now, you're not going to get any further than the cited bug
report ( ) with
anaconda / i-s; that's all you get. g-i-s 0.11 should have
somewhat-working remote auth config support for the first time, though
as Simo has noted, it is more or less limited to AD and FreeIPA, and it
hasn't been tested very much at all (because up until 0.11 it was
utterly broken). Fedora 19 Final TC1 should be the first build with
g-i-s 0.11.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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