FreeIPA currently uses Fedora Directory Server for its LDAP implementation and MIT's Kerberos 5 for authentication and single sign-on. This year FreeRADIUS and SAMBA are also to be included in the freeIPA solution.
While each of the major components of FreeIPA is a pre-existing open source project it is the bundling of these components into a single manageable suite that make FreeIPA more comparable to its proprietary software cousins, Identity Manager and Active Directory.
FreeIPA aims to provide support not just for Linux and Unix based computers but ultimately Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh computers also.
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