Possible alternative behaviours for user creation at install time (was Re: anaconda / initial-setup / gnome-initial-setup: can we do this better?)

Simo Sorce simo at redhat.com
Wed May 22 01:32:25 UTC 2013

On Tue, 2013-05-21 at 19:14 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Tue, 2013-05-21 at 17:22 -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
> > If someone wants to make user creation mandatory I think they should
> > first provide a working method to select external account providers in
> > anaconda. If that can't be done they should leave account creation
> > optional. Although it being a default and requiring an explicit and
> > noisy opt-out is fine by me.
> As you said, logging in to a desktop environment without a user account
> doesn't make much sense.
> But g-i-s (and anaconda too, I believe) supports any 'external account
> provider' that realmd knows about, so you should able to use your
> identity server. If it doesn't work for your setup, I'm sure Stef will
> take bug reports.

It does not work indeed:

Also I think realmd has no way to set pure LDAP accounts (RHDS,
OpenLDAP, ...).


Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York

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