We are taking a small portion of our network offline, and running a separate network using that portion. (By small portion I mean 2 servers, that will be connected to 30 odd boxes that aren't usually part of our network, and don't need to authenticate.)
I intend to create a VM on one of the servers to provide general user services, and IRC server, remote shell etc. And I would like the users to be able to use their usual server log in details. Problem is the LDAP server that normally checks those details is not one of the servers.
So I need to somehow take their details off LDAP and put them on the server that is coming.
One suggestion I had was to set a LDAP server on the VM locally, and clone the LDAP database onto it (using something called slapcat).
Is this the best way? Or can I change the LDAP data into local authentication data?