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Re: OT: LDAP-Authentication for MacOS?
MacOS X will and or does support LDAP natively. If I understand this
correctly, like SGI IRIX, LDAP authentication is as easy as setting up the
/etc/ldap.conf file and /etc/nsswitch.conf files on the OS X
system. Then, login! :)
We are currently investigating the MacOS Classic environment (MacOS 8) and
how to write a extension to authenticate for MacOS Classic.
> On Tue, 4 Jul 2000, Marian Steinbach wrote:
> > Sorry for the OT Mail, but I hope some of you understand the problem:
> > Is there any possibility to authenticate MacOS (no matter what version)
> > users against an LDAP server?
> > Right now the MacOS plattform seems to be the most difficult part in a
> > single-login environment.
> > MacOS-X doesn´t support PAM, as far as I know, does it?
> > Any hints regarding related articles, discussions or solutions are welcome!
> I searched Google, and found the following link:
> If MacOS X can authenticate using Samba, you can simply (actually, it's
> not that simple..) configure the Samba server to authenticate using the LDAP server.
> Hope this helps.
> On a related note; the AppleShare server for Linux (netatalk) supports
> PAM, and therefore LDAP. :)
Sellers , Chris G.
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