FreeIPA

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FreeIPA
Developer(s)Red Hat
Stable release
4.7.2[1] / 3 December 2018; 8 months ago (2018-12-03)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC[2] and Python[3]
Operating systemLinux / Unix
TypeIdentity management
LicenseGNU General Public License
Websitewww.freeipa.org

FreeIPA is a free and open source identity management system. FreeIPA is the upstream open-source project for Red Hat Identity Manager.[4]

Overview[edit]

FreeIPA aims to provide a centrally managed Identity, Policy, and Audit (IPA) system.[5] It uses a combination of Fedora, 389 Directory Server, MIT Kerberos, NTP, DNS, the DogTag certificate system, SSSD and other free/open-source components. FreeIPA includes extensible management interfaces (CLI, Web UI, XMLRPC and JSONRPC API) and Python SDK for the integrated CA, and BIND with a custom plugin for the integrated DNS server. Each of the major components of FreeIPA operates as a preexisting free/open-source project. The bundling of these components into a single manageable suite with a comprehensive management interface is GPLv3, but that does not change the licenses of the components.

Since version 3.0.0, FreeIPA uses Samba to integrate with Microsoft's Active Directory by way of Cross Forest Trusts. FreeIPA provides support for Linux, Unix-based, Windows and Mac OS X computers.

Software Components[edit]

Component Details
Fedora GNU/Linux Operating System
389 Directory Server LDAP implementation
MIT's Kerberos 5 authentication and single sign-on
Apache HTTP Server Web UI and management framework
Python management framework
DogTag (optional)[6] PKI Certificate Authority

Popular Plugins[edit]

Plugin Description
Fleet Commander Desktop configuration tool that works alongside Cockpit and SSSD to store customized profile templates into FreeIPA's LDAP database. Broadly comparable to Windows GPO's.

Releases[edit]

Version Date
Version 4.8.0[7] 2019-07-03
Version 4.7.90.pre1[8] 2019-04-29
Version 4.7.2[9] 2018-12-03
Version 4.7.1[10] 2018-10-05
Version 4.7.0[11] 2018-07-19
Version 4.6.4[12] 2018-06-08
Version 4.6.3[13] 2018-01-31
Version 4.6.2[14] 2017-12-12
Version 4.6.1[15] 2017-09-22
Version 4.6.0[16] 2017-09-01
Version 4.5.0[17] 2017-03-15
Version 4.4.0[18] 2016-07-01
Version 4.3.0[19] 2015-12-18
Version 4.2.0[20] 2015-07-08
Version 4.1.0[21] 2014-10-21
Version 4.0.0[22] 2014-07-08
Version 3.0.0[23] 2012-10-15
Version 2.0.0[24] 2011-03-26
Version 1.0.0 2008-04-25
Milestone 1 2007-08-01

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FreeIPA 4.7.2 Release Announcement
  2. ^ C Coding Style - Free IPA
  3. ^ Python Coding Style - Free IPA
  4. ^ Red Hat Identity Manager: Part 1 – Overview and Getting started
  5. ^ Negus, Christopher; Foster-Johnson, Eric (2011). Fedora Bible 2011 Edition: Featuring Fedora Linux 14. Indianapolis: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781118085738. Retrieved 2016-09-01. The "IPA" part of FreeIPA stands for identity (identifying and authenticating users and machines), policy (settings for access control of applications and machines), and audit (methods for collecting and auditing security events, logs, and user activities).
  6. ^ "Home page for the Dogtag Certificate System". 2015-01-20. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  7. ^ "Releases/4.8.0 - FreeIPA". www.freeipa.org. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  8. ^ "Releases/4.7.90.pre1 - FreeIPA". www.freeipa.org. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  9. ^ "Releases/4.7.2 - FreeIPA". www.freeipa.org. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  10. ^ "Releases/4.7.1 - FreeIPA". www.freeipa.org. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  11. ^ "Releases/4.7.0 - FreeIPA". www.freeipa.org. Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  12. ^ "Releases/4.6.4 - FreeIPA". www.freeipa.org. Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  13. ^ "Releases/4.6.3 - FreeIPA". www.freeipa.org. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  14. ^ FreeIPA 4.6.2 Release Announcement
  15. ^ "Releases/4.6.1 - FreeIPA". www.freeipa.org. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  16. ^ "Releases/4.6.0 - FreeIPA". www.freeipa.org. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  17. ^ FreeIPA 4.5.0 Release Announcement
  18. ^ FreeIPA 4.4.0 Release Announcement
  19. ^ FreeIPA 4.3.0 Release Announcement
  20. ^ FreeIPA 4.2.0 Release Announcement
  21. ^ FreeIPA 4.1.0 Release Announcement
  22. ^ FreeIPA 4.0.0 Release Announcement
  23. ^ FreeIPA 3.0.0 Release Announcement
  24. ^ FreeIPA 2.0.0 Release Announcement

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