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Re: simplifying user maintenance

On Sat, Sep 01, 2001 at 03:50:11PM +0200, Richy V. wrote:
> Under Unix, I have the adduser script, to create & configure QMail accounts,
> add them to some MySQL database for PHP-based intranet CMS and more. 
> Is there a way to ease things and to reduce user maintenance tasks to a 
> minimum?

LDAP is a good answer here. Well implemented you LDAP directory becomes your
authentication backend, works very well. For qmail, have a look at
qmail-ldap, http://www.lifewithqmail.org/ldap/; for apache there are various
mod_ldap's around - I like the one by John Morrisee (sp?) best, and for FTP
i prefer pureftpd. But that's just _my_ preference. 

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