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Re: Munging an OpenLDAP slapd server

--On Wednesday, January 25, 2006 3:56 PM -0700 Jon Roberts <jon@jonanddeb.net> wrote:

I think you could just use saslauthd to forward the password stuff to
the KDC, to get whether or not they can bind?

I have read about both approaches on this list before, but I've never seen a comparison of the advantages or disadvantages. From what I recall, Howard Chu refers to saslauthd as worthless even when configuring SASL. What is the essential difference between having slapd, saslauthd, and/or the client itself performing kerberos authentication?

I've never set it up, and from what I understand, it'll kill the performance of the server. The real problem here of course is applications requiring a password from the LDAP server rather than going straight to the KDC...


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