[Bioclusters] Authentication for clusters

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Tue Jun 27 04:22:09 EDT 2006

On 27 Jun 2006, at 3:19 am, Luigi Manna wrote:

> Hi,
>  I am new on the list but not new with Bioclusters. I am trying to
> setup an authentication system for our 64 node cluster that integrates
> with our web services (all Apache/PHP based) and our desktop  
> management
> (mix of XP, Mac OS X and Linux). At the moment there's no  
> authentication
> platform for any of these (other then local files). Is there a
> commercial solution that you might recommend that integrates
> authentication among all these plaforms ? I checked on Vintela and
> Novell but I wanted to know what other people are doing. I could just
> run a secure OpenLDAP but its management tools leave much to be
> desidered and our management prefers commercial tools for businees
> continuity purposes.

I've never investigated it in depth, but Mac OS X Server seems  
capable of providing a nice centralised authentication server for all  
three platforms.   I must have a go one of these days, in my copious  
spare time.


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