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Old 10-21-2011, 12:23 AM   #1
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LDAP authentication

Hi ,
our orgnization has one LDAP server .
If i need to authenticate my server using LDAP Server of my organization, What all things i have to change at the server end.

To make the necessary changes what all LDAP server details (for example :Ip ,port) should i ask from the organization.

As per my knowdge of configuring the LDAP client goes ,
1)I have to modify /etc/openldap/ldap.conf file @ client end
specifying Server and base dn

2)And then modify /etc/nsswitch.conf
as below
passwd: files ldap
shadow: files ldap
group: files ldap

Is there anything else that can be done at client end?

Last edited by pinga123; 10-21-2011 at 12:43 AM.
Old 10-21-2011, 01:25 AM   #2
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just do
system-config-authentication and it will do the work for you like changing all files and stuff needed
the dont use ip of the ldap server just use the hostname



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