I'm having trouble authenticating services using uid for authentication, which I thought was the standard method for authentication on the user. So basically, my users are added in ldap like this:
# jsmith, Users, example.com dn: uid=jsmith,ou=Users,dc=example,dc=com uidNumber: 10003 loginShell: /bin/bash sn: Smith mail: firstname.lastname@example.org homeDirectory: /home/jsmith displayName: John Smith givenName: John uid: jsmith gecos: John Smith gidNumber: 10000 cn: John Smith title: System Administrator
But when I try to authenticate using typical webapps or services like this:
ldapsearch -x -h ldap.example.com -D "cn=jsmith,ou=Users,dc=example,dc=com" -W -b "dc=example,dc=com" Enter LDAP Password: ldap_bind: Invalid credentials (49)
But if I use:
ldapsearch -x -h ldap.example.com -D "uid=jsmith,ou=Users,dc=example,dc=com" -W -b "dc=example,dc=com"
HOWEVER...most webapps and authentication methods seem to use another method. So on a webapp I'm using, unless I specify the user as:
In the webapp I just need users to put: jsmith in the user field.
Keep in mind my ldap is using the "new"
cn=config method of storing settings. So if someone has an obvious ldif I'm missing please provide.
Let me know if you need further info. This is OpenLDAP on Ubuntu 12.04.