Simple SSSD Configuration with eDirectory on SUSE

Two Factor Authentication is a lofty goal for any linux administrator.  If you’re lucky enough to have access to an NetIQ eDirectory server, hardware based two factor authentication is closer than you think. Tutorial on how to use SSSD (pronounced Triple “S” D) as a cross Linux platform (RHEL, SLES, Ubuntu, et. al) authentication agent […]

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Difference Between DER and PEM Certificate Encoding

There are two main methods for encoding certificate data. DER = Binary encoding for certificate data PEM = The base64 encoding of the DER encoded certificate, with a header and footer lines added. DER DER: (Distinguished Encoding Rules) is a subset of BER encoding providing for exactly one way to encode an ASN.1 value. DER […]

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