LDAP authentication problems

Robert Slade bsd at bathnetworks.com
Sun Feb 12 06:24:07 PST 2006

On Sun, 2006-02-12 at 13:37, Pavel Duda wrote:
> Hi,
> I have problems to get LDAP authentiction working (pam_ldap)and after 
> two days of struggle I'm almost giving up...
> I've tried few howtos like that one from samba.idealx.org but without 
> success. First I wanted to run Samba PDC on FreeBSD, but I've stuck with 
> pam_ldap authentication.
> Now I can:
> - browse LDAP database with ldapsearch or from other machine with LDAP 
> browser
> - I'm able to use ldapsearch with user account created in this database ie.:
> 'ldapsearch -D "uid=testuser,ou=Users,dc=OHRADNI,dc=NET" -W'
> 'Enter LDAP Password: mypassword'
> '[will list all entries]'
> But when I try to use it for authentication it just don't work. For 
> example I can't login with 'ssh testuser at localhost'.
> Because I have "loglevel -1" I can see many data in /var/log/debug.log, 
> but I'm not sure what exactly I should look for in this debug output 
> thus I don't know if problem is on LDAP side or something else in my setup.
> (I've attached gziped part of debug.log)
> Can somebody help ?
> Does someone have working setup of LDAP authentication on FreeBSD 6.0 
> and would be so kind to sent me some quick howto or give an advice ?

I used the example on the samba site which is also available in the docs
after samaba is installed. 

The only issues were that it is written for Linux and hence has
different file locations and one of the Linux commands does not exist in
FreeBSD. It is not a direct problem as it is only used for testing.


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