HowtoForge: LDAP Authentication in Linux
Aug 25, 2006, 02:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"This howto will show you howto store your users in LDAP and
authenticate some of the services against it. I will not show howto
install particular packages, as it is distribution/system
dependant. I will focus on "pure" configuration of all componenets
needed to have LDAP authentication/storage of users. The howto
assumes somehow, that you are migrating from a regular
passwd/shadow authentication, but it is also suitable for people
who do it from scratch...
"The thing we want to achieve is to have our users stored in
LDAP, authenticated against LDAP ( direct or pam ) and have some
tool to manage this in a human understandable way..."