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Re: passwd database

OK, so I've still got a ways to go. I tried using the instructions here


to configure a machine to use this ldap server for authentication. I get the impression that the migration perl scripts from PADL are to take the passwd file and create an LDAP database (type ldbm?) to authenticate against. It didn't work. The migrate_all_scripts both complained (online said it couldn't connect, offline sad ldapadd didn't support the necessary options). I know they are not from the OpenSSL group, I just didn't think I would need to use them at all. I thought I could just use the passwd database type and authenticate against that with the nss_ldap stuff, which I have installed and configured per the RH page linked above. Is there anyone on the list who has got this working that can give me couple pointers? Thanks.

Bjørn Ove Grøtan wrote:
Justin Georgeson:

I know that this is covered in the FAQ, and general config is covered in the Administrator's Guide, but the config listed in the FAQ didn't work for me, and the Admin. Guide doesn't cover it specifically. I have RH 7.3, and am using the RH RPMs, version 2.0.23-4. In my slapd.conf, I added two lines

database        passwd
suffix          "dc=unboundtech,dc=com"

and changed the BASE in /etc/openldap/ldap.conf to match the suffix. After starting slapd (service ldap start, returns success), when I run

ldapsearch -b 'dc=unboundtech,dc=com' '(objectclass=*)'

I get this

ldap_sasl_interactive_bind_s: No such attribute

I'm assuming this means something is wrong. The FAQ said I should get everything in /etc/passwd from that command. I haven't even started looking at the client side of this. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

try adding '-x' before -b to perform an anonymous bind aka simple-bind.


Bjørn Ove Grøtan

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