System Security Services Daemon (SSSD) MIR

Registered by Robbie Williamson on 2011-10-21

The System Security Services Daemon (SSSD) is a service which provides access to different identity and authentication providers. You can configure SSSD to use a native LDAP domain (that is, an LDAP identity provider with LDAP authentication), or an LDAP identity provider with Kerberos authentication. It provides an NSS and PAM interface to the system, and a pluggable back-end system to connect to multiple different account sources. SSSD is also extensible; you can configure it to use new identity sources and authentication mechanisms should they arise. In addition, SSSD is fully IPv6-compatible. Canonical's support services would like this package moved from Universe to Main in response to needs expressed by Ubuntu Server users.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Antonio Rosales
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
Ubuntu Server
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Clint Byrum
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for precise
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-12.04
Started by
Robbie Williamson on 2011-12-22
Completed by
Robbie Williamson on 2012-02-14

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Upstream plans to release 1.8.0 beta by early February (final mid March), as it's targeted for F17/RHEL 6.3 and is the next "Long Term Maintenance" branch (like 1.5.x was). We should probably aim for getting that version. -- tjaalton

Status: MIR written, awaiting MIR review

Work Items:
[tjaalton] Submit MIR request: DONE
[tjaalton] Investigate libev issue raised by doko https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sssd/+bug/903752/comments/1: DONE
[jdstrand] MIR bug 903752: DONE

tjaalton, 2012-01-24: I think the upstream reply about libverto/libevent should make it clear that sssd needs tevent

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* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.