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FreeIPAv1:V1 Documentation

FreeIPAv1 Related Documentation

Please note that this content was made for FreeIPA v1 and it may no longer be relevant for current versions of FreeIPA. We left the content here for study and archaeological purposes.

Please check our Documentation for a recent list of topics.


The goal of the documentation provided here is:

  • To explain what FreeIPA is, the issues it addresses, and how it fits into an organization's IT infrastructure.
  • To help an administrator to quickly install, set up, and administer one or more servers for centralized authentication and identity management.
  • To help users perform everyday tasks related to freeIPA.
  • To help identify common problems and how to solve them.

Release Notes



Installation and Deployment Guide

Covers installing the IPA server, validating the installation, and setting up replication.

Client Configuration Guide

Covers installing the required software, configuring various aspects of client systems to connect to IPA servers, and ensuring communications between clients and servers.

Administration Guide

Covers managing user accounts, access control, policies, and other tasks performed by the IPA Administrator.

User Guide

Covers connecting to the IPA server, basic account management (self service), and using the IPA web and command line interfaces.


Administrator's Reference

Provides detailed information about IPA servers and clients, their supporting technologies, and the tools and services required to use and manage them. It also includes conceptual information about the technologies that comprise IPA, and how they work together.

LDAP Updater

A tool to do online updates of IPA configuration over LDAP