[K12OSN] LTSP and LDAP auth probs

Brian Chivers brian at portsmouth-college.ac.uk
Thu Dec 18 18:09:34 UTC 2008

Bob Mead wrote:
> Hello all:
> Ok, now that I've got my TC booting (thanks again to Barry and
> Almquist), I've gotten /home dirs nfs mounted from a remote server and I
> used authconfig to setup LDAP authentication from our LDAP server using
> the following command:
> authconfig --enableldap --enablemd5 --update
> I have edited /etc/ldap.conf to enter the distinguished name of the
> search base as follows:
> base dc=slane,dc=k12,dc=or,dc=us
> And the 'Your LDAP server' section has this entry:
> host ldap.slane.k12.or.us
> I also added the following lines copied from our current ltsp server's
> /etc/ldap.conf file:
> ssl no
> tls_cacertdir /etc/openldap/cacerts
> pam_password md5
> uri ldap://oak/ (this line was generated by authconfig using the
> '--ldapserver=oak' option on a previous run through)
> These are the only uncommented lines in ldap.conf.
> The TC gets to a login screen and then will not let me authenticate
> (Authentication Failed). Is there anyplace on the LDAP server that I can
> monitor authentication requests to see where its failing? I tried
> tailing /var/log/messages with no luck. Any help would be greatly
> appreciated!!
> Thanks,
>     ~bob
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I find it useful to try getent passwd to list all the users and then see 
how you get on. If you only get a few users it's a binding problem. I 
can give you more info tomorrow when I'm back in work & have acess to my 
wiki notes.


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