OpenLDAP authentication

Todd O'Bryan toddobryan at
Thu Oct 29 14:28:19 GMT 2009

I looked through this, but it had some problems:

1. It doesn't use the cn=config style configuration within the LDAP
database itself that they're pushing with OpenLDAP 2.4.

2. It says to use openssl to create the certificates, which I have
been unable to get working with the latest version of openldap. I had
to use GnuTLS's certtool instead.

3. It depends on webmin, which I'd prefer to avoid, if I can.

I will happily write all this up when I get it working and can
replicate it. (I need to use it on three servers, so I'll have to have
instructions that work.)


On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 9:52 AM, Asmo Koskinen <asmo.koskinen at> wrote:
> Todd O'Bryan kirjoitti:
>> I'm trying to set up LDAP authentication and I think I'm almost there.
>> Can anyone see what's going wrong? Or does anyone know what command
>> PAM is running to try to id/auth the user so that I could run that
>> command myself and see what's going wrong?
> Have you seen this one?
> I do not use this setup in any real server in production, but I know this
> howto works. Hope you find something useful.
> Best Regards Asmo Koskinen.

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