Using OpenLMI to join a machine to a FreeIPA domain

Stephen Gallagher has published an article on how to use OpenLMI to join a FreeIPA domain. The article is available on his blog at

As Stephen notes:

“Traditionally, enrolling a system has been a “pull” operation, where an admin signs into the system and then requests that it be added to the domain. However, there are many environments where this is difficult, particularly in the case of large-scale datacenter or cloud deployments. In these cases, it would be much better if one could script the enrollment process.”

He covers how to use OpenLMI to update DNS, install the IPA client software, and finally join a domain. While he shows how to do these steps interactively, they can also be scripted to fully automate the process.

Good stuff, and quite simple to do.

About Russell Doty

A technology strategist and product manager at Red Hat, working on the next generation of open source systems.
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