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Alternatives to FreeIPA

Keycloak, Centrify, OpenLDAP, Ubuntu, and Debian are the most popular alternatives and competitors to FreeIPA.
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What is FreeIPA and what are its top alternatives?

FreeIPA is an integrated Identity and Authentication solution for Linux/UNIX networked environments. A FreeIPA server provides centralized authentication, authorization and account information by storing data about user, groups, hosts and other objects necessary to manage the security aspects of a network of computers.
FreeIPA is a tool in the Operating Systems category of a tech stack.
FreeIPA is an open source tool with 513 GitHub stars and 238 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to FreeIPA's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to FreeIPA

  • Keycloak

    Keycloak

    It is an Open Source Identity and Access Management For Modern Applications and Services. It adds authentication to applications and secure services with minimum fuss. No need to deal with storing users or authenticating users. It's all available out of the box. ...

  • Centrify

    Centrify

    It is privileged identity management and identity as a service solutions stop the breach by securing access to hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services. ...

  • OpenLDAP

    OpenLDAP

    It is a free, open-source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. Lightweight Directory Access is an application protocol that is used to crosscheck information on the server end. ...

  • Ubuntu

    Ubuntu

    Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers. ...

  • Debian

    Debian

    Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software. ...

  • CentOS

    CentOS

    The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code. ...

  • Linux

    Linux

    A clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance. ...

  • iOS

    iOS

    It is the operating system that presently powers many of the mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. It is designed to make your iPhone and iPad experience even faster, more responsive, and more delightful. ...

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Keycloak logo

Keycloak

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    As the access to our global REST-API "Charon" is bound to OAuth2, we use Keycloak inside Quarkus to authenticate and authorize users of our API. It is not possible to perform any un-authenticated requests against this API, so we wanted to make really sure that the authentication/authorization component is absolutely reliable and tested. We found those attributes within Keycloak, so we used it.

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    Centrify logo

    Centrify

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    Leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats that target today’s hybrid IT environment of cloud, mobile and on-premises
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            Debian

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