PAM or ldap, which will be best for my needs?
Recently I was put in charge of 14 Slackware Linux servers. Luckily it's just making sure they are running and patched. Well I wanted to create a user management system so that each of the users that log into these machines will never have to remember what password goes to what box. Fox example, they can log into one box change their password then log into another and use that new password. Something similar to what Active Directory does (at least that's what I have been told it does). Now I know ldap is good at working with AD, but I'm not using AD and I was told that when the boxes communicate it's over an unencrypted connection (with ldap). It was suggested to me to use PAM because it does what I want and will encrypt the traffic. Is this information correct? What suggestions can be offered oh how I might go about this. Thank you.
I should note that at this time the only way anyone can login to the servers is to by physically in front of them or SSH.
Last edited by DaijoubuKun; 11-17-2009 at 11:49 PM.
Reason: forgot to include login data