Stephen Gallagher wrote:
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On 11/02/2009 12:43 AM, David O'Brien wrote:
> From what I've read, these two are equivalent. Should I be using one
> term in one place and the other elsewhere or doesn't it matter?
Domains and providers are NOT the same thing. A domain is a conceptual
object that contains one or more providers. For example, an IPA domain
is actually a domain with an ID provider of LDAP and an authentication
provider of Kerberos.
ok, this is good. That helps a lot, thanks.
These terms must not be used interchangeably. In some communications, we
refer to an "LDAP domain", but in these examples, we're usually talking
about a domain that uses LDAP for all the provider types (ID, AUTH,
ACCESS and CHPASS)
A provider on the other hand is a connection to the remote (or local)
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