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Old 10-11-2008, 01:00 AM   #1
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authenticating domain users

How to get KDM or GDM to authenticate users against a linux domain controller. We are using a ClarkConnect PDC.I got windows users to authenticate and got linux users to join the domain. But I need to have the users to logon to the workstations using their user IDs and passwors kept in the PDC.
Old 10-11-2008, 01:40 AM   #2
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Hi -

I don't know about ClarkConnect...
... but, in general...

Linux supports "PAM's" - "pluggable Authentication Modules" so you can substitue LDAP for /etc/passwd (for example). I believe whatever you need to do for ClarkConnect is similar to what you'd need to do for OpenLDAP or AciveDirectory.

Here are a few links that might help:
Old 10-12-2008, 08:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick help and great links. I used the configuration explained in the first link:
and I was able to get a linux PC to authenticate using GDM. I will try KDM later.

I had some little problems as follows:

1- I have to put dhcdbd and nm-applet off and use normal dhcp setup instead.
2- When I disconnect the lan connection,the system takes long time to show GDM logon screen, around 10-15 minutes. This does not happen with XP.
3- The sound is deactivated for the remote users.

Thanks again.


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