SSSD publicity problem

Robyn Bergeron robyn.bergeron at
Mon Apr 12 17:22:05 UTC 2010

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 10:13 AM, Stephen Gallagher <sgallagh at> wrote:
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> I'm trying to figure out how to do a little PR around the SSSD (the
> System Security Services Daemon). I've been tracking mentions of it
> around the web with Google Alerts and in the last few weeks, there have
> been several dozen hits... all in the Ubuntu context -_-
> So I'm looking for advice on how to draw attention to the fact that this
> is a Fedora project. And moreover, works better on Fedora, since we have
> authconfig making setup a breeze.
> The SSSD is an advertised Feature for Fedora 13:
> My main concern is that most of the chatter that Google Alerts has been
> picking up have been leading back to blogs written about the Ubuntu
> package of SSSD (which is an older version than what is available in
> Fedora and also has no UI for configuring it).
> I've written the occasional blog post about SSSD, but they don't seem to
> get picked up and reprinted in nearly as many places as the Ubuntu blogs
> do. I'd really like for us to find a way to clue people in that the SSSD
> is, first and foremost, a Fedora project.

Hi Stephen,

So - excellent timing, and we definitely appreciate the heads-up on
this, btw - we're in the middle of working on Feature Profiles for the
F13 release.  It's basically an interview - we do them on irc, via
email, or in podcast form - where we talk to the developer(s) about a
specific feature, how it's used, how it was developed in the
community, etc.

To see some examples from F12, you can check them out here:

Is this something you'd be interested in doing? Someone from the
marketing team can write up some interview questions and work with you
and/or Simo on getting out some good content, and we can definitely
highlight how it is first and foremost, as you said, a Fedora project.


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