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Re: Authenticating via LDAP to Active Directory



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Nigel Wade wrote:
> Davis, Jared Scott wrote:
>> In /var/log/messages:
>> "sshd: pam_ldap: ldap_simple_bind Can't contact LDAP server"
>>
> 
> So PAM can't talk to the LDAP server. Double check the values in
> /etc/ldap.conf. ldapsearch uses /etc/openldap/ldap.conf and PAM uses
> /etc/ldap.conf so check the sym-link.

just a point: these are not symbolic links. The two files have similar,
but definitley different syntax. So the file you want to check is
/etc/ldap.conf

> Monitor the network traffic using wireshark/ethereal to see what is
> happening between your client and the LDAP server. Is it setup correctly
> to handle LDAPS? Since you mention certs. I presume you are required to
> use LDAPS, it makes diagnosing problems harder because all the requests
> are encrypted. How is your LDAP server specified in ldap.conf, host/port
> or uri?

whether it is LDAPS or LDAP/TLS will depend on the AD version. IIRC, AD
in windows server 2003+ can use TLS these days. Windows 200 used LDAPS.

Regards

Stuart
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