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RE: Host based authentication using OpenLDAP
Sorry to jump in the middle of this thread, but the nssov overlay sounds very useful, something I would like to take advantage of, but I cannot seem to find any documentation on it. How long has this been available (what release), and where might I find more info?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: openldap-technical-
> bounces+john.kane=prodeasystems.com@OpenLDAP.org [mailto:openldap-
> technical-bounces+john.kane=prodeasystems.com@OpenLDAP.org] On Behalf
> Of Howard Chu
> Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 8:19 PM
> To: Gavin Henry
> Cc: Per Kristiansen; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Host based authentication using OpenLDAP
> Gavin Henry wrote:
> > ----- "Per Kristiansen"<email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Hello, I've been working on implementing a LDAP solution for the
> >> 8
> >> months (in-between task, you know how it is :D )
> > Time flies!
> >> I now have a working LDAP directory, have all my users imported,
> >> things
> >> actually work! :D..(jinx!)
> > Excellent work, well done!
> >> But now I wanna get fancy..
> >> I've been googeling for some sort of clear description on how I can
> >> set
> >> up a system using groups of hosts and user groups to create a
> >> selective
> >> ACL for ssh'ing to a set of servers based on group membership.
> > It sounds to me like you are almost here and just need help creating
> the LDAP groups, ACLs
> > and LDAP search/filters for use with nss_ldap on RHEL 4/5 and Centos?
> ACLs for nss_ldap is not the way to handle this. It needs to be done in
> PAM account management handlers, and pam_ldap's support for that is
> weak. In particular, it doesn't support centrally configuring access to
> services on groups of hosts. The PAM support in nssov is a lot better
> in this
> area and can do what the original poster wants; I just haven't written
> example ACL for this feature in the docs yet.
> -- Howard Chu
> CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
> Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
> Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/
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