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Old 05-20-2005, 09:00 AM   #1
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ldap authentication

Hi all,
I am currently busy to try to authenticate linux machines to an OpenLDAP server.
I got it pretty much working but i have a problem what i will try to explain

so in my ldapserver i have 3 users:

and local on the client in /etc/passwd

and this are the users that can log in:

so jim_morrison and test cannot log in,

and these are my /etc/nsswitch.conf entrys:
passwd: ldap
shadow: ldap
group: ldap

does anyone know why while loggin in, the client machine still examines the /etc/passwd file?

if you need any more configuration files please ask.

thanks for your help

edit: typo
Old 05-20-2005, 10:38 AM   #2
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got it!!! rootdn = cn bla blablabla

friday -> done -> beer

Old 12-27-2005, 12:27 PM   #3
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Strongly recommend you do not put superuser passwords in LDAP. If you must, then be sure to require a ssf (security strength factor) that will prevent cleartext transmission of passwords.

See the site for more information on that sort of thing.


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