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Re: password backend

Try suffix o=edu

Look at trace to see exactly what it is doing, but when I looked for a shell backend, the password came in something like abcd user@nwu.edu.  The suffix is literally the last characters in the input line.

At 02:06 PM 5/30/00 -0400, Andrew Miles wrote:
>I'm starting the process of setting up LDAP, and would like to use 
>the password backend.  However, I'm finding that with the slapd.conf 
>specifying a password backend, as of:
>database   passwd
>suffix o=passwd
>in the slapd.conf file, the slapd process won't start.   If I remove 
>the password and use the default lbdm backend instead, the process 
>starts just fine.
>I read that the default for the LDAP install includes support for all 
>three backends;  shell, ldbm, and passwd.  Is this correct? As I 
>didn't specify anything one way or the other during the configuration.
>Could it be that something is wrong with the passwd file itself?  We 
>are using shadow passwords on a Linux machine (Mandrake), but other 
>than that, it seems like a normal /etc/passwd file.
>If anyone has any ideas as to how to get this passwd backend working 
>that would be great!
>Also, I haven't learned the in's and out's of setting up a ldbm 
>database yet, is there any examples of a basic setup out there, 
>including a persons name, phone# and email?   The man pages and Quick 
>Start Guide aren't so clear.
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