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Winbind in SmartOS, Part III (Polishing)

You now have a base-32 or base-64 zone running Winbind, what do you need to take it the rest of the way? We will cover a number of topics in this post, pick the ones that are relevant to your environment: Creating the Winbind Service Reducing the Authentication Delay Creating Home Directories Limiting Access Granting […]

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Winbind in SmartOS, Part II (Running in Base-64)

We left off last time with a very basic (but working) Winbind deployment. In this post, we will focus on getting that same basic Winbind functionality in a base-64 zone. If you want to try polishing first, you can skip this post for now and use your base-32 zone for part 3. Starting with a […]

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Winbind in SmartOS, Part I (the Basics)

Centralized authentication is a terrific tool for anything more than a handful of servers, and Active Directory is often the go-to for authentication within a datacenter. After testing several centralized-authentications for suitability in our environment, we settled on Winbind both for its features and the issues presented by the other solutions. A future post may […]

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Faithlife’s sdc-portal

Today we’re pleased to announce that our developer / customer facing portal for Joyent‘s SmartDataCenter 7 has been open sourced. After transitioning from OpenStack to SDC 7 the only thing we were left wanting was a portal for developers and non-operations staff (SDC already has a portal for Admin and Operations engineers). Luckily, SDC has a fantastic […]