Proxy on Fail.. Or intelligent proxy...Or Utilize multiple acocunt directories

Alan DeKok aland at
Tue Feb 9 03:42:31 CET 2010

Larry Ross wrote:
> I am looking at configuring FR to Auth accounts across multiple account
> directories.  Basically I would like FR to take in PAP queries, attempt
> Auth against krb, then if that comes back as a fail, try a secondary
> Radius server (Eduroam…) or module (Shibboleth).

  That's hard.

> We are looking at this as we foresee collisions occurring between
> accounts residing within other universities and our local guest accounts
> (which use email address as the principal).

  The simple answer is "don't have colliding usernames".

  Use email addresses for logins, *especially* for roaming users from
other universities.

  Having colliding usernames is very bad for a number of reasons.

  Alan DeKok.

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