Thank you for all that information.
The MSP that i work at is trying to do everything using windows servers, and since its my first IT Job, I have only worked with the windows stack in production.
I am also wishing to change all of my home stuff to linux even for gaming with the newer proton compatibility layer, but at the same time, set up a deployment as if it were at a client, so I can test out and use more open-source linux options. I hate administrating Windows environments though because it feels like a constant battle.
I currently use Connectwise Manage/Automate/Control for work. So i have an idea behind automation and management. I was looking for information or maybe just having a discussion about what is in use out there.
I couldn’t find anywhere what Lawrence uses in-house for central authentication, and since it is a home setup, i wouldn’t be paying for something huge like Solarwinds.
The Foreman actually looks amazing, even though its really feature-filled and will take some time for me to learn.
The central Login authentication is really nice to have, but I am looking for something that would normally be used in a production environment. Do you have any thoughts between the turnkey’s Domain Controller, openLDAP or FreeIPA? I have tested the 2 turnkey machines, as well as a couple other solutions, but I’m wondering what a company would go with in an environment where they do not wish to use a Windows Active Directory Domain Controller as their main method of login.
This will be for workstations, on top of virtual machines. Would puppet be sufficient to control the logins for these workstations?
Hopefully this cleared some things up.