LDAP user authentication?
darek at nyi.net
Sun Feb 17 23:12:19 UTC 2008
Jon Theil Nielsen wrote:
> I have googled for a very long time, but I haven't found any useful
> howto on this issue. Well, there is
> 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
> you have any experiences or knowledge of a useful description..!
> Jon Theil Nielsen
At the risk of a thread-jack...
how are home directories handled? Will 'user' have a home dir on the
local system? I suppose once LDAP is set up properly, you can then
create the home dir, then chown it 'user', with 'user' not being a local
user and not in passwd/master.passwd files. So when you chown/chgrp,
those commands go through pam/nss/ldap to retrieve the proper id and
name from the LDAP server?
For anyone that runs such a system, is there a delay when logging in or
'ls -l'ing an LDAP user's files, etc? Or is it unnoticeable if the
network between them is resonably responsive?
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