Re: gnome system tools

On Fri, 2003-10-10 at 10:48, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> Users: Very controversial, if only because we have to consider 'home' case
> as well as the 'enterprise' case. Most of my GNOME boxes don't have local
> users, they're all in LDAP. pam only goes so far, and you can't create a
> one-size-fits-all LDAP user management ui (without a lot of depthy generic
> design and config stuff, which would be inappropriate for the 'home' case).
> This is a hard problem, even for the distros that provide this stuff. I'm
> not sure where the line is drawn though - would we be happy shipping a g-s-t
> tool for the 'home' case, that could be disabled very easily? Hmm.

I think that g-s-t should cater for the "home" case, as that is the
target audience really.  If users are stored in a remote LDAP server,
the admin will probably end up wanting more than a trivial interface.

The common case is probably Joe User at home, creating a new user for
his wife, Jackie User.  If an admin can setup LDAP and PAM for the
user/password database, I'm sure they'll survive without g-s-t working
for them... :)

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