LDAP authentication without PAM
I have several computers running Slackware 12.2. A need for LDAP authentication arised recently. What I found is there are two choices:
1. use PAM together with some other stuff - however, PAM is not a part of the official Slackware distribution. After reading some forums I decided not to install it myself.
2. use nss_ldap - this is the way I tried. However it looks like it needs an access to userPassword entry stored on the LDAP server and (not surprisingly) the admin of that server doesn't want to make them readable. I know there is another way to authenticate using LDAP through BINDing to the LDAP server, but unfortunatelly I was unable to find how to tell nss_ldap to use this way (nor do I know it is possible).
Could you please help me?
Thank you in advance!