[Bioclusters] Authentication for clusters

Bernard Li bli at bcgsc.ca
Tue Jun 27 04:46:52 EDT 2006

Yeah, take a look at Apple's Open Directory:



From: bioclusters-bounces+bli=bcgsc.ca at bioinformatics.org on behalf of Tim Cutts
Sent: Tue 27/06/2006 01:22
To: HPC for bioinformatics
Subject: Re: [Bioclusters] Authentication for clusters

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.

Bioclusters maillist  -  Bioclusters at bioinformatics.org

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