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Re: slapd.conf for proxy to AD
Buchan Milne wrote:
On Wednesday, 9 February 2011 01:13:38 email@example.com wrote:
As far as I recall, what you need is not possible. You can:
- have authenticated users proxied with their identity asserted, or
- all users, including unauthenticated ones auth'd as a fixed identity
but not both. Please note that you're asking OpenLDAP's slapd to bridge
the gap between two broken pieces of code: clients that cannot be
configured to bind,
Because the OP wants to have anonymous access for some clients of the proxy
does not necessarily mean the software is broken, there could be
organisational reasons (e.g. AD administrator not prepared to create multiple
proxy accounts for different applications).
and AD that cannot be configured to accept anonymous
Again, AD can be configured to allow anonymous binds, but AFAIK as of Windows
2003, it is disabled by default, and many AD security standards (used by e.g.
financial auditing companies in their IT auditing) mandate that it not be
Feel free to suggest an enhancement that allows to
handle this scenario, though.
IMHO, it would make sense to support this mode of operation.
This feature is already supported: the OP could configure a proxy for
auth'd users, and another proxy for clients binding anonymously, and
point each client to the most appropriate proxy. If an organization's
configuration can tolerate the complexity of one proxy to workaround
what I still believe be broken software, it can tolerate the complexity
of two proxies. Tthe fact that one needs to add a piece of software to
break rules makes the whole system broken, since rules are violated
anyway, so I'd find it easier to eliminate to-be-broken rules in the