FreeIPA is an integrated security information management solution combining Linux (Fedora), 389 Directory Server, MIT Kerberos, NTP, DNS, Dogtag (Certificate System). It consists of a web interface and command-line administration tools.
FreeIPA is an integrated Identity and Authentication solution for Linux/UNIX networked environments. A FreeIPA server provides centralized authentication, authorization and account information by storing data about user, groups, hosts and other objects necessary to manage the security aspects of a network of computers.
FreeIPA is built on top of well-known Open Source components and standard protocols with a very strong focus on ease of management and automation of installation and configuration tasks.
Multiple FreeIPA servers can easily be configured in a FreeIPA Domain in order to provide redundancy and scalability. The 389 Directory Server is the main data store and provides a full multi-master LDAPv3 directory infrastructure. Single-Sign-on authentication is provided via the MIT KerberosKDC. Authentication capabilities are increased by an integrated Certificate Authority based on the Dog tag project. Optionally domain namescan be managed using the integrated ISC Bind server.
Security aspects related to access control, delegation of administration tasks and others network administration tasks can be fully centralized and managed via the website UI or the ipa Command Line tool.
FreeIPA takes advantage of different technologies: