passwd(1) and LDAP (was Re: FreeBSD 7.0, Open LDAP, PAM, TLS and NSS, howto?)

Brian A. Seklecki lavalamp at
Mon Oct 1 11:29:40 PDT 2007

Does it log in as the LDAP user or the PAM super-user to do the attribute 
change?  I'll check out the source...but that's great news.  ~BAS

On Mon, 1 Oct 2007, Jonathan McKeown wrote:

> On Friday 28 September 2007 16:29, Brian A. Seklecki wrote:
>> FreeBSD 5.x and 6.x work fine with both PAM and NSS -> LDAP w/ TLS
>> (PKI).
>> All other services (RADIUS, Apache ((mod_ldap, mod_pam_auth), PHP,
>> interactive shell, SFTP, etc.) can be tied into LDAP either directly or
>> via PAM.
>> As for password change, I don't know if anyone has a passwd(1) binary
>> that properly changes the LDAP password attribute -- if there is and its
>> out there, it requires ACL insanity.
> The passwd(1) program was rewritten some time ago to use PAM, but a test was
> left in which prevents it doing so. I have asked, both on this list and on
> freebsd-hackers in the last few weeks, whether there is any reason other than
> historical to leave this test in, and been deafened by the silence. There are
> a couple of PRs either open or suspended regarding this issue.
> I diked out the whole switch statement and replaced it with a single printf,
> and it works for changing LDAP passwords. I haven't thoroughly tested to see
> if it causes any other problems.
> Jonathan

 	-lava (Brian A. Seklecki - Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

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