2015-03-23 11:39:12 UTC
I’m looking to tap the collective wisdom for product selection advice and also recommendations for professional services for our environment. We’re looking to replace our current authentication system. We’re a K-12 that’s all-Apple (about 500 client machines). On the server side, we’re a mix of OS X, Linux, and BSDs.
We currently run Apple’s OpenDirectory (OD). We use it as the central auth for wireless (RADIUS), Apple-based logins (AFP, FileMaker), web services (Apache LDAP auth), and server and bound-client logins. Let’s assume for the moment (lest this thread get out of control) that:
- We want to move away from Apple for auth
- We do NOT want to move to Windows AD
I’ve re-read the recent discussion from October 2014 about “AD for Linux”, and it sounds like there are some good options out there. I’ve got a short list of:
- Samba 4
- Apache DS
I’m looking for:
1) Any other projects I should take a look at for central auth.
2) Recommendations for companies that will consult and help us design, build, deploy, and document a functioning central auth system using one of these technologies.
We love figuring stuff out for ourselves, but I’m behind on some projects and this seems like something that we could get some help on rather than mucking about on our own. I know of a couple open-source consulting firms by reputation, but would love to hear of others. We’re near Hartford CT / Springfield MA if we’re talking about local shops.
Thanks in advance for any advice,
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