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Re: external authentication in openldap

Probably the easiest thing (ie. least intrusive) to do is to write a
SASL plugin for OpenLDAP. For this to be useful in your application
you would probably need a way to have simple bindRequests turned into
PLAIN SASL bindRequests -- thoughts?

-- Luke

>From: "Jan Doesselmann" <doesselmann@hotmail.com>
>Subject: external authentication in openldap
>To: openldap-devel@OpenLDAP.org
>Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2002 12:45:02 +0200
>Hi ,
>i was browsing through the mailing lists and didn't find anything usefull, 
>so maybe someone can answer my question:
>i am trying to set up an openldap (or netscape ldap) server , that holds the 
>user data, but not the passwords. the authentication should actually be done 
>by a third party, but transparent to the applications that use the ldap 
>server to authenticate. so what i basically need is a way to maybe change 
>the bind() routine.... i also heared something about authentication plugins 
>for the netscape ldap (and it is not clear to me if at the end the same 
>plugins will work in openldap ). What about a plugin api for ldap ???
>Can someone help me ;)
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