Subject: Re: [Balug-talk] Debian, PAM, ldap
From: "David L. Sifry"
To: Balug
Organization: Sifry Consulting
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Date: 25 Mar 2003 09:56:40 -0800

On Sun, 2003-03-23 at 22:52, David L. Sifry wrote:

> Has anyone gotten pam-ldap working with Debian woody systems? I an
> set up openLDAP, and I'm trying to set up libnss and the PAM stuff,
> but there are just too many things that can go wrong. Is there a
> HOWTO or something out there?!? TIA!!!
OK, I'll answer my own question. It came down to doing a bit of
research and finding the right resource.

In the end, the best recipe for getting ldap authentication to work was
on the Debian Wiki:

There are a few minor errors in the documentation (perhaps it is because
things have changed in the packages since woody came out) but with a
small amont of fiddling, I was able to get everything up and running.
Phew! That was 4 days of work just to get to the right answer which
took 15 minutes to implement.

Hopefully this post will serve as a signpost for others who have the
same problem.


David L. Sifry
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