FreeBSD Port: krb5-1.13
rocky at herveybayaustralia.com.au
Sat Nov 22 15:31:17 UTC 2014
An interesting point came up in one of my ventures - I was trying to set
up a kerberos system with ldap for authentication/authorisation,
therefore using ldap as the backend for the kerberos.
I ran make install clean from ports and set ldap options in the config,
then tried to get it all running using some docs and tutorials I googled
up. All of them mention a kerberos.schema file needed in openldap/schema/.
So I started hunting for it; couldn't find it. Looked online at various
sites (including mit) and it is mentioned, but all information pointed
to it being available under share/doc/ in some form. But to my chagrin,
it was not to be found at all. Now I'm really got my challenge on, so I
I checked the plist file and it is not mentioned, though one would think
it would be if ldap is set in the config. I looked all through near
every file, ran find commands; all no good. I then run make again and
attempt to see if it is actually shipped with the tar ball. Finally,
looking deep in the extracted and built directory (not staged, mind) I
finally find my kerberos.schema, as well as a kerberos.ldif, in
Now that I've narrated my little adventure, I'm left kinda curious as to
why, if ldap is selected as an option in config, _and_ if this schema is
so critical to the operation of ldap as a backend to kerberos (maybe
even heimdal too), then why are these files simply discarded rather than
installed, leaving someone like myself frustrated and mystified? :) I
imagine many would simply give up or try and jerry rig something by this
point, but for it to be right there...
Any chance for a fix on this? I think I may have even tried to do this
several years ago as well and gave up because of this same issue
(although I think I may have been looking at heimdal at the time, so
same issue could still be there too); had to put it in the too hard
basket at the time due to temporal deficiencies...
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