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RE: [Fedora-directory-users] Forgive the misunderstandings of a "newb"



System-config-authentication should have picked this up on newer
versions of redhat and fedora

 
 
 
 
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-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-directory-users-bounces redhat com
[mailto:fedora-directory-users-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Nathan
Kinder
Sent: 09 February 2007 16:26
To: General discussion list for the Fedora Directory server project.
Subject: Re: [Fedora-directory-users] Forgive the misunderstandings of a
"newb"

Scott Ackerman wrote:
> Thanks Nathan, but where did I miss that in the how-to?
>   
It appears to be missing from the how-to (some of the how-to's do make 
reference to nss_ldap being required though).
> Nathan Kinder wrote:
>   
>> lists scott-ackerman com wrote:
>>     
>>> I thought I was smart until I dove into LDAP. I am the sole
part-time IT
>>> Manager for a charter school (240 students, 20 staff, 60 computers)
and
>>> am migrating away from a Windows server environment to Linux. The
only
>>> services that are being provided by a Windows server now are AD,
file
>>> and print sharing services. Since we are turning about 15 of our
student
>>> computers into Linux stations, I decided on a "simpler" method of
>>> managing authentication, login etc. and chose Fedora Directory
Server
>>> (after having beat my head against the wall with strictly OpenLDAP
for a
>>> month). I have successfully set up FDS and entered all students and
>>> staff. I have decided not to sync against our AD server because we
are
>>> changing the student login method, the old format was locker number
for
>>> user name and then a password. I have decided to use the first.last
name
>>> for user name and then a password.
>>>
>>> I am trying to set up posix authentication and Samba and am having
>>> difficulties with both, technical on the former and understanding on
the
>>> latter. First posix, I have followed the how to on the FDS Wiki, but
>>> there seems to be some steps missing. I have gotten an authenticated
>>> student logon, but only after having created an account on the local
>>> machine with the same UID. I made sure that the password was
different
>>> in FDS than when I created the user on the local machine and I am
able
>>> to login to using either password which would indicate to me that I
am
>>> successfully authenticating to FDS. However I don't particularly
care to
>>> have to add 240 students on all 15 computers to make this work, not
to
>>> mention all of the "home" directories that will be mounted from the
NFS
>>> server. So the questions is, what steps am I missing here?
>>>   
>>>       
>> It sounds like you need to configure nss_ldap.  Assuming you have
>> nss_ldap installed on your client systems, you should be able to add
>> "ldap" as a service for looking up users and groups in your
>> /etc/nsswitch.conf file.
>>
>> -NGK
>>     
>>> Samba. As I understand it, Windows will only authenticate against an
NT
>>> or "NT like (aka. Samba)" server, which means as far as I can tell
that
>>> either I have Samba sync against FDS or I use pGina on the Windows
side
>>> to authenticate directly against LDAP or scrap LDAP all together and
>>> just use an NIS server (don't think this is a good idea, but it is a
>>> possiblity). Of course trying to assess the pros and cons of either
has
>>> been somewhat difficult at best. Also the FDS Samba how-to doesn't
cover
>>> computer management which Samba is going to have to deal with as
well.
>>>
>>> Before someone replies with a "RTFM", I have read the Install Guide
as
>>> well as the Red Hat Directory Server documentation and I am
currently
>>> half-way through the book "Understanding and Deploying LDAP
Directory
>>> Services", so I have a reasonable understanding of how to get into
>>> trouble. Of course none of these provide in-depth (nor should they)
>>> information as to how to integrate with other services. I have spent
a
>>> month reading, tinkering etc., and I am not asking anyone else to do
my
>>> work for me, but I have seem to hit a wall and need a couple of
>>> "breadcrumbs" to get me back on the trail. Thank you for your
patience
>>> and understanding.
>>>
>>>   
>>>       
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