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Re: postgreSQL <-> PAM <-> NetWare ?



On Sun, 10 Jan 1999, Savochkin Andrey Vladimirovich wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 09, 1999 at 08:03:29PM +1100, Hossein S. Zadeh wrote:
> > Hi there,
> > We have a peculiar setup here:
> > *) We have all our end-users on Novell. 
> > *) We use Unix (mainly RH) for backend services.
> > *) I am writing a database in PostgreSQL on a RH box,
> > *) I would like to grant database access to end-users.
> > *) I do NOT want to create local user accounts on the RH box; as it is an
> >    administrative nightmare (about 20,000 users and changing all
> >    the time)
> 
> So you either should write a NSS module to provide the fake passwd
> entries for the users or use something different than PAM.
> 
> I suggest you to look at PNIAM project (Pluggable Noninteractive
> Authentication modules).  The project incorporates the best PAM ideas
> and solves some problems that PAM inherited from its original design
> invented in Sun.  One of the solved problems is what you mentioned:
> applications should obtain user's identity information from other sources.
> 
I can add to this that pniam_postgresql is under development and is going
to be finished in few weeks. This would allow you to check and identify
users from sql query.

> Best wishes
> 					Andrey V.
> 					Savochkin
> 
Grzegorz Stanislawski
Open-Net / PKFL



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