SSSD publicity problem

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at
Mon Apr 12 17:35:06 UTC 2010

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 11:13 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).

Ok lets look at the following:
1) What does it do?
2) How does it work?
3) Why should I be excited about it?
4) Can we make a video that shows this all to put up on the tubes somewhere.

> 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.
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