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Manage Linux users and client hosts in your realm from one central location with CLI, Web UI or RPC access. Enable Single Sign On authentication for all your systems, services and applications.


Define Kerberos authentication and authorization policies for your identities. Control services like DNS, SUDO, SELinux or autofs.


Create mutual trust with other Identity Management systems like Microsoft Active Directory.

Learn more about FreeIPA What FreeIPA means for me?

Main features

  • Integrated security information management solution combining Linux (Fedora), 389 Directory Server, MIT Kerberos, NTP, DNS, Dogtag certificate system, SSSD and others.
  • Built on top of well known Open Source components and standard protocols
  • Strong focus on ease of management and automation of installation and configuration tasks.
  • Full multi master replication for higher redundancy and scalability
  • Extensible management interfaces (CLI, Web UI, XMLRPC and JSONRPC API) and Python SDK

Getting involved

Whether you'd like to contribute to discussion, to code, or simply test it out, FreeIPA needs your help!

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Upcoming Events

Red Hat Summit

Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: April 14-17, 2014
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Location: Göttingen, Germany
Date: May 13-16, 2014
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