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3.2 Configuring Shisa

The configuration file for Shisa is typically stored in /usr/local/etc/shishi/shisa.conf. You do not have to modify this file, the defaults should be acceptable to first-time users. The file is used to define where your user database resides, and some options such as making the database read-only, or whether errors detected when accessing the database should be ignored. (The latter could be useful if the server is a remote LDAP server that might be unavailable, and then you would want to fall back to a local copy of the database.)

The default will store the user database using directories and files, rooted by default in /usr/local/var/shishi. You can use standard file permission settings to control access to the directory hierarchy. It is strongly recommended to restrict access to the directory. Storing the directory on local storage, i.e., hard disk or removable media, is recommended. We discourage placing the database on a network file system, but realize this can be useful in some situations (see Multiple servers).

See the reference manual (see Shisa Configuration) for the details of the configuration file. Again, you are not expected to need to modify anything unless you are an experienced Shishi administrator.