Fedora as a IdM client

After setting up the server and the simple client preparation we should ensure that our FreeIPA server will authenticate our users.

step.1. edit the hosts file and add server IP address and fully qualified domain name

vi /etc/hosts   localhost localhost.localdomain localhost4 localhost4.localdomain4   client.local.test client

step.2. edit the hostname file and set fully qualified domain name

vi /etc/hostname

step.3. install the bind utils

dnf install bind-utils

step.4. to test the DNS record of server name – the response should be IP address

dig +short client.local.test

step.5. and check the reverse dns – correct response

dig +short -x

step.6. make sure that the ipa server is the first DNS

cat /etc/resolv.conf
search local.test

step.7. install the package

yum install freeipa-client

step.8. run the installation script

ipa-client-install --mkhomedir --force-join

Well, now you login to the system with your domain credentials where username is:


RHEL Client Documentation
FreeIPA Fedora Client Configuration Guide

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