How would I add a linux system as an external system for adding users?
Feb 16 2004
We have an LDAP synchonization tool (Emerdap) which synchronizes Emerald account information with a directory server. Many current Linux distributions allow you to configure them to authenticate from a directory via the PAM/NSS directory modules out-of-the-box.
There are a few other generic methods avaliable which require some scripting to implement. You can export a CSV file or HTTP post to a custom cgi application to manage accounts as well.
There is more information on Emerdap at our documentation web page: http://www.iea-software.com/docs
The most popular reason for integrating with a linux system is to provide email accounts for customers. We recommend using Emerdap with the Qmail+LDAP patch to handle mail integration on UNIX systems.