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Old 09-02-2003, 12:05 PM   #1
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Roaming profiles

Hello all!

I try to set up a Linux box, that handles LAN accounts and supports roaming profiles. But after a several day, I think, I am in lack of some basic knowledge...

What I did:
A LDAP-server is up and running, users are added via webmin. Webmin uses the smbldap-scripts to configure users.
Both, client and server, are set to find user data via LDAP and autheticate via LDAP. I did this setting via "authconfig".

What I get:
I can login to the client via su xxx, assuming, that xxx is a user provided by the server and xxx is not saved as local user on the client.
But I can't login to the clients initial authentication screen (the mask, that welcomes me after booting the client). Not even with user xxx. This screen accepts only local saved users. Do there work different authentication procedures?

I noticed that there is a little latency between hitting <enter> and the authentication-failure message on the main login screen.
This latency lasts shorter, if I use server-saved users. If I type something completely unknown into the mask, the latency lasts longer.
But both cases result in the same "unknown user or password" screen.

Does anybody know this symptomathics? Or is LDAP not the way to reach the goal?

I searched for some general Linux-authentication reading, but didn't find some basic stuff. I am just a few weeks into the Linux world...

A long posting... Thanks for reading!
And, in advance, thanks for any hint!
Clemens von Musil
Old 09-03-2003, 06:18 AM   #2
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... finally I found the issue. Following happened:
The client system did login correct, but didn't find ~. I wanted to manage the home-sharing-issue after the login thing.
Graphical login siad nothing about the homedir as mentioned above, the commandline login pointed me the right direction.



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