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Re: how to make solaris 8 authenticate to an external openldap server

Lara Adianto wrote:

I would like to make solaris 8 to authenticate to an
external openldap server installed in redhat linux.
The authentication should be secured, probably using

Has anybody achieved this ? I've read this:

but I'm getting confused though.

Can I achieve my objective using ldap native client or
should I use the pam_ldap from PADL ? I read somewhere that ldap native client can't use
SSL. Is this true ?

I've experimented on ldap native client, creating
/var/ldap/ldap_client_file, specifying my ldap server
and /var/ldap/ldap_client_cred. But when I do
ldapsearch, I still need to specify the ldap server
using -h option, otherwise I'll get can't contact ldap
server. Why ?


Strictly speaking this is a question for the NSS list.
In short, in my opinion the Solaris native client is a world of pain, although I *do* remember getting TLS to work - can't remember how.
I recommend the PADL route.

Dave Lewney
Principal Systems Programmer, IT Services
University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QJ. Tel: 01273 678354 Fax: 01273 271956