The IPA suite consists of the following components:
ipa-sql, a database schema for PostgreSQL 9.0 or later (required install)
The sql/ directory contains a database schema for PostgreSQL 9.0 or later. Please refer to sql/README for more detailed information about the schema, as well as instructions on setting up the IPA database.
libipa, a C library for IPA data access (required install)
libipa is a shared library that provides an application programming interface to data stored in IPA. libipa is documented in the include/ipa/ipa.h header file.
ipa-utils, command-line utilities for managing and querying IPA data (required install)
See utils/README for documentation on these utilities.
ipa-python, a Python module for IPA data access (optional install)
ipa-python allows Python applications to import, export, and query IPA data. Details of the ipa-python interface are available in python/lib/ipa/__init__.py
Cascade, a web front-end for querying and managing IPA data (optional install)
IPA/Cascade is a web application designed to simplify the process of querying and managing IPA data. Please refer to cascade/README for more detailed information about the IPA/Cascade application.
The following diagram shows how these components interact with each other, and with external applications and utilities. Components bundled in the IPA distribution are shown in red.
The IPA database schema requires PostgreSQL 9.0 or later.
libipa requires the PostgreSQL client library (libpq), version 9.0 or later.
libipa requires glib 2.6 or later, available at http://www.gtk.org.
ipa-python requires the netsa-python support module (version 1.3 or greater) for database access.
Cascade requirements are detailed in cascade/README.
The recommended sequence for installing IPA from source is:
For help with IPA installation/usage, or to submit a bug report, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org