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Re: openldap - force simple auth?



Jason Costomiris wrote:
When using ldapadd from the command line, I can force it to use the rootpw entry in the slapd.conf by using the -x switch.

No, the "-x" tells the system to use "simple" authentication. By default, the system attempts to connect via SASL.

I'd like to manage my directory using phpldapadmin (http://phpldapadmin.sf.net), but I'm unable to authenticate because of the dreaded error:

SASL/DIGEST-MD5 authentication started
ldap_sasl_interactive_bind_s: Internal (implementation specific) error (80)
        additional info: SASL(-13): user not found: no secret in database

I don't feel the need to run SASL just for the tiny little directory I'll be running - an address book for my home LAN that I share with my wife. Any way to force the slapd to use simple auth by default?

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