Central authentication - LDAP??
Here in my house we have a family server, two desktops, three laptops and three MythTV frontend.
I would like to be able to setup new users on just a single machine and then have the users be able to login at any machine. Ideally when they login their home directory would be pointing to the one that is located on the server.
The machines are a mixed bag when it comes to operating systems. I have on WinXP, 2 Debian and the rest are Ubuntu.
I just started researching this project and it seems that maybe LDAP could handle this but I am not really sure. Would LDAP work in this situation? How hard it is to configure?
My current setup is using Samba to authenticate and setup some shares on the machines so that the users can access things like movies, music, pictures etc. This setup is working just fine it is a mess when I add a new machine or new users as I have to go around to every single machine and add the users there and make sure that they are setup exactly like the server. It would be easier if I could do this just once on the server and have it work at each machine. :D
Thanks for the help.