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Old 10-02-2003, 12:55 PM   #1
jpbarto
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Multiple Clients One Authentication


What type of technologies exist to have multiple clients all authenticate against one server? Can LDAP be used?, or PAM? I've been doing some light searching on the topic and I'm not completely sure which avenue I should pursue. If there is more than one way to do it what would the people of LQ suggest?
 
Old 10-02-2003, 01:25 PM   #2
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LDAP can be used as can a NIS server. The choice is really dependant on what clients - ie linux and or windows will be authenticating to it.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 01:30 PM   #3
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just linux for now ... however I do like to think ahead ($h1t happens you know) ... which one supports NT / XP clients? Or does one provide better support than another?

thanks for your help by the way, looks like I'm off to read up on ol' openldap.org. thanks,
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Old 10-02-2003, 01:39 PM   #4
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I have never seen a windows system authenticate to NIS but you can make samba authenticate to LDAP so if you have windows systems you can get them to authenticate to samba which in turn will get your details from an LDAP server.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 01:50 PM   #5
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alright well here I go... gonna setupldap first then try and config one of the slackware boxes to authenticate against it. Thanks for the point in the right direction.

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