LDAP and Account Management

Per olof Ljungmark peo at intersonic.se
Mon Sep 1 21:40:47 UTC 2008

Chris wrote:
> I've toyed with LDAP accounts before to get them to work.  But now I'm 
> going to put it into production.
> I'm wondering though about user and group management.  When ports are 
> installed on individual servers, users and groups are sometimes added 
> for daemons.  It would be nice to receive notification and possibly 
> block and or redirect actions to appropriate scripts and the LDAP server.
> Are there any ports or mechanisms for hooking into the scripts and 
> programs that handle account modification (chpass, adduser and pw) or 
> does everyone typically do this sort of thing by hand?

smbldap-tools (in ports) is a collection of scripts that does this, 
mainly developed with Samba in mind. I'm sure there are others too.


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