[K12OSN] Authenticating existing users with K12Linux

Rob Owens rowens at ptd.net
Thu Feb 19 02:22:02 UTC 2009

If you tell SME server to act as a domain controller (or whatever the web gui calls it), doesn't that use LDAP?


On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 07:36:56AM +0900, Steve Towson wrote:
> Actually SME Server doesn't use LDAP for authentication by default, although
> you can turn it on - search the wiki for LDAP.  The hard part is getting the
> home folder automounted.
> There's a wiki entry for authing Fed 7 against SME in the SME wiki (search
> for Fedora), but it uses Winbind rather than LDAP (and winbind is much
> trickier).   The stuff on mounting home folders is useful, however.
> Let us know how you get on.
> Steve
> >
> > SME Server uses LDAP for its user authentication (as far as I understand
> > it), so you should be able to authenticate K12Linux off of it.  However, I
> > set it up and tested it a couple weeks back and I couldn't get my Debian
> > machine to authenticate.  I'm not sure if I was doing something wrong, or if
> > SME's LDAP configuration is different than other OpenLDAP systems I've set
> > up in the past.
> >
> > -Rob
> >
> >

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