# SSSD - System Security Services Daemon
SSSD provides a set of daemons to manage access to remote directories and
authentication mechanisms such as LDAP, Kerberos or FreeIPA. It provides
an NSS and PAM interface toward the system and a pluggable backend system
to connect to multiple different account sources.
More information about SSSD can be found on its project page -
## Downloading SSSD
SSSD is shipped as a binary package by most Linux distributions. If you
want to obtain the latest source files, please navigate to the
[Releases folder on pagure](https://releases.pagure.org/SSSD/sssd/)
SSSD maintains two release streams - stable and LTM. Releases designated as
LTM are long-term maintenance releases and will see bugfixes and security
patches for a longer time than other releases.
The list of all releases is maintained together with [SSSD documentation](https://docs.pagure.org/SSSD.sssd/users/releases.html)
## Building and installation from source
Please see the [our developer documentation](https://docs.pagure.org/SSSD.sssd/developers/)
The most up-to-date documentation can be found at https://docs.pagure.org/SSSD.sssd/
Its source code is hosted at https://pagure.io/SSSD/docs
## Submitting bugs
Please file an issue in the [SSSD pagure instance](https://pagure.io/SSSD/sssd/issues).
Make sure to follow the [guide on reporting SSSD bugs](https://docs.pagure.org/SSSD.sssd/users/reporting_bugs.html)
Please see the file called COPYING.
## Social networks
We maintain our presence on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/SysSecSvcDaemon)
and [Google plus](https://plus.google.com/114204339376082660377)
There are several ways to contact us:
* the sssd-devel mailing list: [Development of the System Security Services Daemon](
* the sssd-users mailing list: [End-user discussions about the System Security Services Daemon](
* the #sssd and #freeipa IRC channels on freenode: