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Re: [Freeipa-users] Use of FreeIPA or FreeIPA LDAP server to hold private keys

On 08/02/2011 02:15 PM, Ian Stokes-Rees wrote:
Is there some mechanism to store private keys (e.g. ssh, pgp, gpg, X.509) in FreeIPA, tied to a user account, so only the user (via kerb token or with password prompt) can fetch the token?

If FreeIPA doesn't make this possible, can anyone suggest a good mechanism to have, effectively, a user keystore that would sync passwords with FreeIPA nicely.  I am thinking, in particular, of the scenario where users forget their password -- we'd strongly prefer to just reset it for them (24 hours, one login) in a way that didn't mean also re-issuing all passphrase-secured identity tokens.

Not now however:

There are also some thoughts and ideas about IPA as a secure vault for other credentials in other systems which is not logged as a ticket.

Would you mind sharing with us your ideas about this functionality actually should work?
Use cases, examples and design ideas are very welcome.


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Thank you,
Dmitri Pal

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Red Hat Inc.

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