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AW: AW: LDAP proxy for AD -- still no solution


(I do not have the thread beginning anymore, so I don't know your config anymore).

Do you have something like this:

NS_LDAP_SERVICE_SEARCH_DESC= group:ou=Group,o=xxxx
NS_LDAP_SERVICE_SEARCH_DESC= passwd:ou=People,o=xxxx
NS_LDAP_OBJECTCLASSMAP= group:posixGroup=posixGroup

In your ldap_client_file?

Sorry if this is a redundant question.

Other than that, does su to an ldap user work?


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Nazeeruddin Mohammad [mailto:nazeerm@phg.com.au] 
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 17. September 2008 07:40
An: openldap-technical@openldap.org
Cc: Kick, Claus; Buchan Milne
Betreff: RE: AW: LDAP proxy for AD -- still no solution

Thank you Claus and Buchan for your comments.

I tried your suggestions today. Even with the full access, I still cannot see any ldap users.
The basic search like the following command works; only id and getent fails.

ldapsearch -x -h ldapserver -LLL -b dc=internal,dc=phg,dc=com,dc=au '(uid=nazeerm)'

Thanks again.


-----Original Message-----
From: openldap-technical-bounces+nazeerm=phg.com.au@OpenLDAP.org [mailto:openldap-technical-bounces+nazeerm=phg.com.au@OpenLDAP.org] On Behalf Of Buchan Milne
Sent: Monday, 15 September 2008 9:44 PM
To: openldap-technical@openldap.org
Cc: Kick, Claus
Subject: Re: AW: LDAP proxy for AD -- still no solution

On Monday 15 September 2008 11:19:01 Kick, Claus wrote:
> Hello Nazeer,
> >Hi All,
> >I progressed further, but still haven't reached stage where I can use
> AD account.
> >Through, the proxy setup I could able to query ldap, but unable to use
> it for authentication. For example,
> >ldapsearch -x -h ldapserver -LLL -b dc=internal,dc=phg,dc=com,dc=au
> '(uid=nazeerm)'
> >is Successful, but id nazeerm fails (returns id: nazeerm: No such
> user).
> >Here is ldap.conf file on client machine.
> We had a similar problem (on Solaris though), the problem was that the
> ACLs for slapd were too tight.
> Bear in mind that we use OpenLDAP as internal user management tool (in a
> DMZ), so security isnt too much an issue.
> We now use:
> access to * by * read
> access to attrs=userpassword by self write by * read by anonymous auth
> access to dn.subtree="<subtree for the group mapping>" by * read by *
> write

This ACL set provides absolutely no security in the order they are above ...

> (I know this is partly redundant, never got to change it on the
> production system since we do not have downtimes very often).
> Access to userpassword was necessary for "su" commands to succeed.

Only if you didn't have PAM configured correctly on the LDAP clients.

> Access to the group subtree was necessary for getting the proper
> user-to-group mapping via the "id" or "getent" commands.

If you don't use a proxy user ...

> I would suggest to start with widely opened gates and then gradually
> closing them as far as you can.

I would suggest the other approach (open access as necessary, and definitely
don't use 'access to * by * read' as the first rule.


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