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Re: linux-authentication via openldap

I am sorry, but I have to say this:
There isn't a word "authentification." The word is "authentication." I
repeatdely see this over and over again from european people.

This isn't a flame. I just wanted to clear this up.

Example: My login isn't working with my dingleberryfiddlestick.
What the hell is a dingleberryfiddlestick?

What the hell is authentification?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christian Guenther" <madram@wtal.de>
To: <openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2001 5:10 AM
Subject: linux-authentication via openldap

> Hi there,
> I have a BIG BIG BIG problem. I have a workstation and a server at home
> - actually I have a couple of workstations, but that is of less concern
> to me at the moment - both running RedHat Linux 7.2 on my server
> Isuccesfully set up openldap and created a structure for holding
> accountinformationen. It looks like this:
>            dc=net
>               |
>         dc=blaue-elise
>               |
>           ou=Account
>               |
>     +---------+---------+
>     |         |         |
>  ou=User  ou=Group   ou=Aliases
> I have a couple of groups and users and of course aliases in this
> structure and I can change there passwords via ldappasswd. Then I set up
> my workstation (the one I'm writing this mail from) to use ldap for
> authentification AFTER looking in files like this:
> /etc/nsswitch.conf
>  passwd:     files ldap
>  shadow:     files ldap
>  group:      files ldap
> I created the /etcldap.conf and it looks like this:
>  host ldap.blaue-elise.net
>  base dc=blaue-elise,dc=net
>  binddn cn=proxyuser,dc=blaue-elise,dc=net
>  bindpw secret
>  pam_groupdn cn=PAM,ou=Group,ou=Account,dc=blaue-elise,dc=net
>  pam_member_attribute uniquemember
>  pam_password md5
>  nss_base_passwd         ou=User,ou=Account,dc=blaue-elise,dc=net?one
>  nss_base_shadow         ou=User,ou=Account,dc=blaue-elise,dc=net?one
>  nss_base_group          ou=Group,ou=Account,dc=blaue-elise,dc=net?one
>  nss_base_aliases        ou=Aliases,ou=Account,dc=blaue-elise,dc=net?one
>  ssl start_tls
> Now, whenever I try to do su on my workstation, or use a virtuel console
> to log in, I get errors: su says I typed in the wrong password and when
> trying to log in as a testuser (which I created on my ldap before) I can
> see "syntax error" for a millisecond then the login-screen reappears.
> Can anyone help me with this??? I can't log out my current user from the
> Xsession, because I'm afraid I won't be able to log in again.
> Why does my system look for user-authentification only in ldap and not
> first in files - I mean it schould find root there - and then in ldap???
> PLEEEEASE help me,
>         chris
>         madram@wtal.de