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Re: (ITS#6567) Enable GSSAPI support and expose ldap_gssadpi_bind_s

Lastly, I note that it might be good for proponent of this feature to at =
least offer extensions to ldapwhoami(1) and other command line tools.  =
Aside from the educational value that would provide to developers in how =
this feature would be used along side other libldap features (such as =
ldap_sasl_interactive_bind_s), it would provide a means to test the =
code.  Of course, without support in OpenLDAP's slapd(8), testing would =
be cumbersome for many.

-- Kurt

On Jun 1, 2010, at 6:08 PM, hyc@symas.com wrote:

> ssalley@likewise.com wrote:
>> Full_Name: Scott Salley
>> Version: HEAD
>> OS: Linux
>> URL: =
>> Submission from: (NULL) (
>> Note that a similar issue/contribution was submitted in 2008 =
(Contrib/5369) and
>> appears to have been 'lost'.
>> The patch =
>> makes it possible to use the GSSAPI support in OpenLDAP by:
>> 1. Defining --with-gssapi in configure which
>>  a. Checks for appropriate header files
>>  b. Checks for the appropriate library
>>  c. Defines HAVE_GSSAPI to 1 in everything is in order
>> 2. Exposing ldap_gssapi_bind_s in ldap.h
> I am still disinclined to publish any of this. The standard mechanism =
> using GSSAPI in LDAP is via SASL. I see no benefit to propagating more=20=

> non-standard one-off ldap_XXX_bind flavors. It's a poor design =
approach and it=20
> increases our support workload for no appreciable gain. It increases=20=

> application developer's workload as well, if they have to test for the=20=

> existence of multiple flavors of ldap_XXX_bind and code for them each=20=

> separately in their apps.
> If you really want to have "direct" access to other authentication =
> the right way to do this is by adding new LDAP_AUTH_xxx definitions =
that can=20
> be muxed out from a single ldap_bind API. Of course, by the time =
> implemented option parsing so that generic client code can be =
configured with=20
> arbitrary Bind mechanisms, you would have re-implemented SASL.
> --=20
>   -- Howard Chu
>   CTO, Symas Corp.           http://www.symas.com
>   Director, Highland Sun     http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
>   Chief Architect, OpenLDAP  http://www.openldap.org/project/