host based authetication with OpenLDAP and FreeBSD

Jonathan McKeown jonathan+freebsd-questions at
Mon Nov 17 07:27:52 PST 2008

On Friday 14 November 2008 14:32, O. Hartmann wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a OT question and maybe some of the FreeBSD server admins here
> can help me out.
> Having nss_ldap and pam_ldap installed on every single FreeBSD
> server/box which is capable of being accessed I found in etc/ldap.conf
> the tags 'pam_filter' and  'pam_check_host_attr'. Setting latter to
> 'yes' implies having the 'host' attribute in each user's object located
> in OpenLDAP's DIT for the specific domain. But objectClass=account seems
> to conflict with objectClass=organizationalPeople which is a must in our
> configuration, so the host attribute is not of any further investigation.

Did you not like the answer I gave you in April when you asked essentially the 
same question?

For posterity (again) the extensibleObject auxiliary objectClass was 
introduced for precisely this reason - so that you could add any attribute 
the server knows about to an existing object which otherwise couldn't hold 

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