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Re: newbie question

Bill --

Check your /etc/nsswitch.conf file and make sure that the lines for passwd
and groups have "ldap" in addition to files and whatever else may  be
there (nis, nisplus, etc).  Then try the getent passwd and it should work

Also, you might want to also read up on the pam module pam_mkhomedir.so. 
Automatically creates a user's home directory upon login if it does not
already exist.  It's included with standard Linux-PAM.


On Fri, 15 Feb 2002 14:29:14 -0800
PAM Shared IMAP Folder <post+pam@macallister.grass-valley.ca.us> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am trying to get pam_ldap and nss_ldap working on my Redhat 7.1
> From what I can tell I have done what is required, but obviously I am 
> unclear on what that is since it only sort of works.  I would apreciate
> suggestions.
> Here is what I have done so far:
>   * Set up group and user entries in OpenLDAP
>   * Run authconfig.  This looks to be a Redhat utility that set entries
>     in /etc/pam.d/system-auth.
>   * I also manually made entries in /etc/pam.d/ftp and /etc/pam.d/sshd.
>     These entries were made before I new about authconfig.
> What I see is that I can connect using ftp, but it doesn't really know
> I am.  I am left at the root.  Anonymous FTP is off and if I give a bad 
> password the ftp login fails.  If I remove the manual entries from the
> file it doesn't work a all.  Also, when I watch the OpenLDAP log I never

> see a query for any group or user information.  So, this looks like I am

> missing the trick to turn on nss_ldap.  This really is confirmed when I
> a getent passwd and just see the password file.

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