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Re: problems binding to openldap
Svancara, Randall wrote:
I just set up OpenLDAP authentication on ubuntu linux. Linux
authenticates against the LDAP database just fine.
[ bind with dn: cn=... works while bind with dn: uid=... doesn't work. ]
I am trying to figure out why I can not bind using uid? Any ideas?
Simple: The entry you are authenticating with has the dn "cn=..." and
you can only bind with the dn, not with any attribute of an entry.
If have an application where uid is given for authentication you first
have to search the directory (presumably authenticated as a different
dn) for the dn of the entry containing that uid. Then you can bind with
the dn found and the password submitted.
And "linux" (you probably mean some combination of pam_ldap and
nss_ldap) does just that.
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