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Re: LDAP authenticaton against PAM how-to

On Friday 09 February 2007, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 09, 2007 at 01:15:47AM -0800, Howard Chu wrote:
> > I wouldn't expect to find much documentation on this topic because in
> > general it's the wrong thing to do. What distributed authentication
> > system do you use that is supported by pam but is not supported directly
> > by LDAP or SASL?
> Radius.

Since all the RADIUS servers I've used (FreeRadius, Radiator, Cisco Access 
Registrar) support authenticating against a number of different identity 
storage backends (LDAP, RDBMSs, etc.) ... it would be interesting to know 
what RADIUS server this is, and why you can't instead authenticate against 
the same backend store that it uses ...

To me it really seems like you are doing one thing the wrong way around 
because you have something else doing things the wrong way around.


Buchan Milne
ISP Systems Specialist - Monitoring/Authentication Team Leader

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