Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is it possible to configure sshd installed via cygwin on WinXP to use LDAP for user authentication? If so, where can I find a howto guide to do this?

share|improve this question
An optimistic, but interesting question. Don't have an answer but LDAP authentication on Linux systems uses PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) and you could try to see if libpam_ldap comes with the Cygwin environment. – Andrioid Jul 14 '09 at 16:24
up vote 1 down vote accepted

A quick tutorial for you.... SSH CYGWIN Active Directory

Hope that helps..

share|improve this answer
thanks. going to see if this setup would work with other LDAP servers. – sal Jul 15 '09 at 2:17
@kageeslin thanks – sal Aug 10 '09 at 21:15

Sorry I don't have any suggestions for you about using the cygwin SSHD. You might want to have a look at FreeSSHD and/or F-Secure SSH Server (I'm pretty sure F-Secure allows for LDAP authentication)...

share|improve this answer
I would but it took months to get cygwin certified for the servers, no way I could wait until they get around to test something else. – sal Jul 15 '09 at 2:16

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.