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Re: OpenLDAP Referrals
So in my example, I am using Avential To authenticate against my
OPENLdap server. If that account is not on the local OpenLDAP
server, but on another OpenLDAP server, referrals will not pass along
the request? I will have to look up X.500 DAP services and go that
route? Just want to clarify before I abandon the referral route.
On Feb 26, 2008, at 6:07 AM, Howard Chu wrote:
Dieter Kluenter wrote:
"Mack Jenkins"<firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
What I am trying to do is this. When my OpenLDAP server is queried
for authentication, if the user id and password are not local to my
OpenLDAP server, but they do exist on another OpenLDAP server, I
my OpenLDAP server to tell the application that sent the log in
request, to go to that other OpenLDAP server for authentication.
hoping this can be done automatically without the user having to
another login attempt.
Your are requesting X.500 DAP services. LDAP only supports
referrals. If uid is part of the DN, you may create a named referral
locally and have the client to follow this referral and rebind to the
As Ando already pointed out, referrals are not the answer here, and
OpenLDAP already provides other alternatives that will work.
-- Howard Chu
Chief Architect, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/