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Alexander Bokovoy
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FreeIPA Web UI provides a browser for discovering application programming interface (API) since version FreeIPA 4.2. However, the API itself is not yet officially supported and there is no documentation on how to access it. Some time ago I wrote a blog post detailing on how to access the API from an external client, like curl utility. The blog post was quite popular and allowed to create bindings to FreeIPA API in Perl and other languages. Yet, the blog post assumed you are familiar with the internals of FreeIPA API. In order to help those starting from scratch, I wrote a larger article, FreeIPA management API a nutshell.

The article is available in a new documentation section so that it stays independent of the blog. I plan to extend the API documentation and add more details later. The document assumes you are using FreeIPA 4.4 or later which is available in Fedora 25 and RHEL 7.3 releases.

https://vda.li/en/docs/freeipa-management-in-a-nutshell/

For RHEL subscribers there is an official counterpart of this document as https://access.redhat.com/articles/2728021. It is effectively the same article, slightly edited to follow Red Hat Customer Portal guidelines and provided from an official site. Thanks to Aneta, our technical writer, for the editorial work.
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Fedora Project starts using +FreeIPA. This will be visible on December 12th when Koji will switch to GSSAPI authentication instead of certificates, but if you are Fedora contributor, you can do the switch now as Koji is enabled to accept GSSAPI authentication already.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ReleaseEngineering/FlagDay2016
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A user on the freeipa-users@ asked how to make possible a group of users to manage only a group of hosts. I wrote a blog post about creating permissions in +FreeIPA which might be useful for other situations too.

https://vda.li/en/posts/2016/08/30/Creating-permissions-in-FreeIPA/
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Google, there are families all around the world. What's the difference between the European countries below and the rest of EU?

"Starting today, Family Library will be rolling out over the next few days and will be available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States."
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Thanks to +Richard Hughes for producing ColorHug2, it is a nice product. Unfortunately, I cannot get it working in Fedora 24. +Richard Hughes, is there a way to fix https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1297866 ?
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A view to other ridges.
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Went today to Crystal Mountain and rode a gondola to the top of it. Views to Mt. Rainier were gorgeous, you really need to witness it. This photo is a poor approximation.
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Over weekend I've looked into single sign-on into VMs and wrote down my findings. There are still things to fix if you want to have a proper SSO that is usable within the VM.

https://vda.li/en/posts/2016/05/30/Single-sign-on-to-virtual-machines/
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Another miracle from Firefox world, thanks to Red Hat's Firefox team: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=890908 is fixed. Now Firefox should not be blocking your UI when something wrong happens in its communication with Kerberos KDC.
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