FreeIPA with Aquilon quick start

30 September 2015
Dimitrios Zilaskos

This page contains the steps for a quick EL6 FreeIPA installation and generation of a Kerberos keytab for use with Aquilon.

This is just a quick start, security/reliability considerations are out of scope. The official FreeIPA documentation covers these topics. Refer to

  • Install FreeIPA
yum install ipa-server

ipa-server-install -a VerySecretPassword -r EXAMPLE.COM -p VerySecretPassword -n -U
  • Add a new principal (in our case:aqd/
ipa service-add --force
  • Generate keytab
ipa-getkeytab -s -p aqd/ -k /etc/krb5.keytab
Keytab successfully retrieved and stored in: /etc/krb5.keytab