FreeIPA is a new technology which gives you many features in the areas of Identity management, host based security control as well as user based security control over your Linux infrastructure.
FreeIPA is designed to give centralised management capabilities over Linux, in a way similar to Microsoft Active Directory has over a Windows estate.
If you would like to find out more about FreeIPA, head across to the project wiki which you can find here.
For those of you who are already running FreeIPA, and looking for information about backing up and restoring your environment. Please read on.