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Re: [K12OSN] OT - Getting Ubuntu 8.04 to Authenticate from LDAP Server

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 /home/$ldapexport
vim /etc/fstab and add ldapipaddress:/home/$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, run
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,
2. Reboot

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 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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