September 7th, 2008, 19:10
Hey guys, been awhile. I've a couple machines, that I've been playing arond with and I'd like for a way to create users that can login to either machine without having to manually add/maintain them on each machine.

I think LDAP may work but I don't have the vaguest ideas on where to start. Since you guys got lots experience thought maybe I'd ask you. All thoughts, ideas, links are greatly appreciated.

September 8th, 2008, 09:27
LDAP is, I think, the best modern solution to user management, but the learning curve and setup is steep and complex. Worth it in a multi-server or service environment with a dozen or more users.

You might consider the old-school Yellow Pages aka NIS for your small setup. There's still a bit of learning req'd but you don't need to run a separate server, there's built-in redundancy, and the amount of admin'ing is real close to zero once you get it setup.

September 8th, 2008, 14:10
NIS for sure. It does have a bit of a curve, but not too bad. Setup a central server, have each system set to login to it, and admin your users from the central server (in a nutshell).