Ubuntu 10.04 LDAP authentication, can't login to gui
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There are many articles/threads on the subject. On the first page of returns, I found a couple of howtos for setting up the server and clients. One of them might help you solve your problem.
Thanks for responding without really knowing anything about it. It didn't help.
Yes, I know there are tutorials, I've read many of them trying to get this to work __before posting here__. Most of those cover server configuration, not client. There is very little information specific to configuring ubuntu clients in those, and what there is is often for very old versions.
This may very well be a GDM specific issue, and not an ubuntu one, I'm not sure.
Hopefully someone who knows something about the subject will have some ideas?
Last edited by kschmitt; 06-03-2010 at 02:02 PM.
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I don't know if this will help you or not, but here is how I configure LDAP client on Ubuntu.
Please note, I have had problems with 10.04, which I *did not* have in 9.10, so be aware that if it doesn't work, it's not necessarily your fault.
1) sudo apt-get install libpam-ldap nscd
Libpam-ldap allows you to use LDAP for logins.
Enter your LDAP base DN and server hostname/IP address when it asks. Set LDAP version 3, say No to "make local root database admin", and No to "Does the LDAP database require login".
2) edit your /etc/nsswitch.conf file and change the following entries, so ldap is after files: