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Re: [K12OSN] SME & LDAP



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Isn't a new version of SME (from the contribs.org people) almost ready?
I thought I read something along those lines.

On Jul 27, 2005, at 11:34 AM, Les Mikesell wrote:

On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 10:34, Dean Mumby wrote:



I'm setting up an SME server for use as a student webmail server. We
already
have an existing LDAP server (RHEL 4), is there any way to make SME
authenticate against our already existing LDAP for email user accounts??


Thanks,


You should be able to do this using the pam_ldap & nss_ldap packages.

On our Suse 9.1 server it's just a config in YASY or Fedora core I
just ran "setup" and then went into the authentication section and set
things up.




That sounds fine , but I dont believe it will work for sme as how would
the user directories be created. All the web mail /imap folders are
created by the subroutines when a user is created in the server- manager.



SME is a highly customized RedHat 7.3. It adds a web-form admin interface which builds a database and uses perl scripts to rebuild program config files as needed with the values from that database. What this means is that you can make it do about anything you could do with RH7.3 but if you need to modify config files that are normally managed by the SME scripts you have to build custom templates to maintain your changes instead of editing the config files directly. However, there are a lot of third-party addons that might do what you need already. You'll almost certainly need to add the users locally, but you should be able to find a script to add them in bulk. Then if you want to check passwords against the ldap server you only need to configure pam_ldap and add it to the services where you want it to apply (I'm looking at an older version where /etc/pam.d/imap doesn't doesn't follow the RH convention of referencing system-auth, but maybe that's changed in the current version that uses dovecot imap). If you find a /etc/e-smith/templates/etc/... template directory matching any file you modify, you must create the corresponding /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/... files with perl snippets to maintain your changes.

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  Les Mikesell
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