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Re: Kerberos + SASL question

Thank you for your response. I have been searching and I can always use the binddn option in /etc/ldap.conf. However, the fact that I need to put the binddn password in the file does not make me very confident.

How do you restrict the anonymous bind to get the passwd info?

Thnak you & regards,

From: Quanah Gibson-Mount <quanah@stanford.edu>
To: openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
Subject: Re: Kerberos + SASL question
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 09:46:50 -0800

--On Tuesday, March 22, 2005 5:19 PM +0000 Manel Euro <euro_32@hotmail.com> wrote:


I am having problems understanding kerberos, LDAP and Cyrus SASL

I am using LDAP to store the users information like uid, home directory,
grouid, geco (passwd without the password field).
I have kerberos configured and working.

I understand that SASL is a layer that provides  authentication mechanims
to protocols like LDAP. By using GSSAPI, as soon as I get a Kerberos TGT
I will be allowed to get a  TGS for LDAP. However, if the LDAP directory
holds my userid and groupid,  necessary to pam_krb5, and if I need a TGT
to access a TGS for ldap how will I be able to login.

If I have the concepts wrong please let me know.

I use a site restricted anonymous bind for getting information out of the directory related to passwd file information.


Quanah Gibson-Mount
Principal Software Developer
ITSS/Shared Services
Stanford University
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