LDAP user authentication?

Jonathan Chen jonc at chen.org.nz
Fri Feb 15 03:07:58 UTC 2008

On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 09:45:23AM +0700, Olivier Nicole wrote:
> Hi,
> >  >I have googled for a very long time, but I haven't found any useful
> >  > howto on this issue. Well, there is
> >  > http://www.cultdeadsheep.org/FreeBSD/docs/Quick_and_dirty_FreeBSD_5_x_and_nss_ldap_mini-HOWTO.html
> >  > but that seems to be a bit confusing an not up-to-date. I guess it
> >  > _should_ be possible - and indeed very useful (especially combinde
> >  > with Samba PDC and an easily maintainlable mail server). So please, if
> I read through the link you gave. My first impression is:
> - pam-ldap is used for authentication: allow the user to login to the
>   machine
> - nss-ldap is used by the system when it needs to resolve things like
>   gid<->group name, user home directory, etc.
> I will give it a try soon.
> Though I am looking one step ahead, how to allow a user to
> authenticate to this machine and not that machine, using the same ldap
> directory.

This can be done by setting "pam_check_host_attr" in ldap.conf for

Jonathan Chen <jonc at chen.org.nz>
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