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Old 02-24-2003, 06:07 AM   #1
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PAM_LDAP and eDirectory

I'm trying to use pam_ldap to authenticate to a Netware 6 Server (eDirectory is running).
I've installed pam_ldap and configured it to use the Netware Server and.. pam_ldap seems to work but it always denies login because there was a wrong password entered. I can not even login local as root, because it will ask for an ldap password.
So: My Question is:
How to??
Anyone ever successfully made that? and how?
Please help.. Thanks a lot

Edit: I should perhaps add several Things:
- System: SuSE 8.1
- The users should not exist local on the LinuxBox (something like roaming profile.); They should just get the same rights as a default user... I will replace the homedirectory by mouting another volume to that path.

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Old 02-24-2003, 02:00 PM   #2
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You might have to rig your system to use an authentication type usable by novell's ldap... does your current system use pam?? just throwing out ideas for you to play with.....

and if it's asking for an ldap password to login to your linux box, then is there a root user specified on novell's ldap server?

You should see if you can set things up to NOT automatically connect to novell's network. Maybe do it manually.

Have you looked at ncpfs, I've had loads of success mounting novell shares with ncpmount, and you don't have to pay novell for eDirectory.

I'm interested in tracking your progress, so please post your goings on.....

Thanks and good luck....
Old 02-25-2003, 03:25 AM   #3
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Rep: Reputation: 0 Linux uses the Pam (pam_ldap is installet but I'm having lot of troubles when configuring it (sometimes it will not let me login, sometimes there is no password needed, I actually don't know what to do with the /etc/pam.d/login file. It seems that I should configure that properly, but how??

Users on LDAP: Does somebody know where the pam_ldap looks for the password? I'm asking this because it seems that eDirectory will not store the password in the "userPassword"-field and I think that pam_ldap is looking there.. I'm not shure how pam_LDAP actually works.
(If I do a manual Bind with GQ it will work with the "NetWare-Password" so I do hope that i could tell pam_LDAP to use the same source, I think there should not be more than one password needed)

I would be glad if somebody who has made logins via pam_ldap could show the used config-files. (OpenLdap users are welcome too)

ncpmount: Works well.. I'm happy with that. But I would be really happy if I could do the first login via LDAP (use ncpmount after login in some kind of a script to mount the Netware-Volume would be step 2 .... )

But the main purpose of my work is to have just one metadirectory for all OS'es and take the user-infos and password from there.

And the bad thing is: I do know that it is possible. But I found no good documentation...


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