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This seems like a dumb question, but... do I need both nss_ldap and pam_ldap to have my users in LDAP? It seems to me that pam_ldap would take care of pointing everything at the LDAP server as needed, and I don't know what nss_ldap adds for me.

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pam_ldap provides the authentication and authorization information for a user. nss_ldap provides the other user information that would be in /etc/passwd such as the uid, gid,home dir, gecos, and so on.

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Oh, right. I should have known that :( – Bill Weiss Nov 16 '10 at 20:08

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