Ubuntu centralized login& files

shali Kallumpuram vidyaserveradmin at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 08:41:29 UTC 2010


Dear all,

Thanks for your reply
>Controlling their files...what do you mean?

each user have their own files i need to manage that files .that means the
home directory of each users.


On Friday, February 05, 2010 02:15 PM, shali Kallumpuram wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> i have a lab with 50 Ubuntu Machines, and all are working fine, now am
> planning to configure a server for controlling all these machines,
> controlling means user accounts and their files, during exam time i need
> to block all the accounts and enable a new accountn etc . what kind of
> server can i use for this purpose??? kindly direct me to a suitable
> documentation .
>

>>>Yo Ubuntu Domain Server project! Have you got anywhere yet?

>Shali,

>Setup an ldap server and instruct those 50 Ubuntu machines to use the
>ldap directory on the ldap server for authentication and user info. How
>to do that is left as an exercise for you.

>Controlling their files...what do you mean? If you want to control their
>desktop and you also have different groups, I recommend that you use
>Hardy, use the KDE 3.5 desktop and use kiosktool to setup the various
>desktops. In fact, this is the only way if you want group based desktop
>control.
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