A general purpose LDAP solution?
trey at fastmail.fm
Tue Mar 25 06:28:01 PDT 2008
On Mon Mar 24, 2008 04:58PM, Tim Judd wrote:
> Jon Theil Nielsen wrote:
>> I asked this on freebsd-net@ but got no replies. So now I ask the same
>> question here.
>>> Hi list!
>> > I have speculated a lot about implementation of (Open)LDAP on my
>> > sever. By I haven't yet found the right (and logical) way to do it.
>> > I'm running FreeBSD 7.0-Release with some different server applications
>> > - Samba PDC
>> > - Virtual mail server (Postfix, MySQL, Courier-IMAP)
>> > - VPN (currently with mpd4)
>> > - Apache-2.2.8 web server (with PHP and MySQL)
>> > I would like to implement LDAP for:
>> > - authentication of UNIX/login users
>> > - authentication of Samba users
>> > - authentication/authorization of virtual mail users
>> > For the first part, I got useful information from a previsous thread
>> > (http://unix.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/FreeBSD/questions/2008-02/msg01047.html)
>> > and for the second part, i guess there is sufficient howtos to make it
>> > work.
>> > My biggest question right now is if is possible to combine all three
>> > things in one data structure. And which in which order I should make
>> > the different implimentions.
>> > Excuse my total lack of understanding, but is it possible to have a
>> > structure with a superior unit such as OU=<some organization> which
>> > could contain several virtual domains and the actual doamin for my
>> > PDC?
>> > --
>> > Jon Theil Nielsen
>> Oh, i forgot one more thing: I would also like to be able to
>> authenticate VPN users the same way.
>> Jon Theil Nielsen
> It's easy to find out if LDAP is a global solution for you. See if LDAP
> is an available option in each port's config.
> I just finished setting up a LDAP-based email system. Samba is capable,
> unix logins are capable. There's a good chance everything is.
> I liked the virtual part of everything, so I stopped after getting email
> working. I didn't want to open up my system to all sorts of unix/samba
> logins that might exploit or give me problems.
> The email system I documented isn't ready for publishing. I'm having
> some select friends review it and proofread it first.
> If there's any interest here, I will provide a 2nd publishing to the
> general public as a draft. Not to be used exclusively yet.
> Jon, you should be able to get most if not all of it working though.
I would like to see the documentation as well.
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