[K12OSN] OT - Getting Ubuntu 8.04 to Authenticate from LDAP Server
R. Scott Belford
scott at hosef.org
Wed Sep 17 08:28:09 UTC 2008
This is from memory - I am not in front of a client. I have done this a lot
recently, and I am pretty sure it is right. Ubuntu, beginning with 8.04,
introduced a good tool for authentication.
If you will be mapping home from the LDAP server, then mkdir
vim /etc/fstab and add ldapipaddress:/home/$ldapexport /home/$ldapexport nfs
rsize=8192,wsize=8192,intr=14,timeo 0 0
sudo apt-get install nfs-common portmap
sudo apt-get install ldap-auth-config
The install will prompt you for your LDAP settings. Then, after install,
sudo ldap-auth-client -a -p lac_ldap
to inject those variables
logout. Then either
1. ctrl+alt+F1, login, sudo mount -a, exit, ctrl+alt+F7,
Now try entering a user with a shared home directory on the ldap server.
Hopefully this helps a bit
On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 9:51 PM, Carl Keil <carl at snarlnet.com> wrote:
> Can someone tell me the procedure to get an Ubuntu 8.04 workstation to log
> in via LDAP? In what seem to be the most authoritative instructions I can
> find it says to fire up ./smbldap ldapclient and "answer a few questions".
> I can't find ldapclient or find a way to install it on Ubuntu. I've tried
> a method where I'm editing all sorts of pam auth files by hand and it's not
> working and for some reason my workstation still logs in, but it's
> incredibly slow now.
> Also, does anyone know if XP Home Edition can use LDAP for authentication,
> or can only XP Pro do it?
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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