Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) for reading and editing directories over an IP network

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Is LDAP the only way to authenticate an web application against Active Directory?

I'm a PHP programmer and I've never work with active directory or ldap. I need to integrate my web app with an active directory and after ask the IT guy of the client company he said to me that isn't ...
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Distinguish Between Users and Service Accounts in Active Directory

Question Is there a "correct" / standard way to distinguish Service Accounts from User Accounts in AD? More Info In certain scenarios we have systems running under AD Credentials (i.e. under a ...
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“no global superior knowledge” while adding a country

I must add an organizationalunit like this into a freshly installed OpenLDAP (on Ubuntu 12.04) : dn: ou=MYREGION, ou=MYAPP, ou=GROUPS, o=myorganization, c=fr ou: MYREGION objectClass: top ...
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When setting up OpenLDAP for the first time, what are some things to keep in mind?

I'm in the process of reading up on documentation and setting up OpenLDAP to handle authentication throughout my network, for email, web services, user accounts, any anything else that I could throw ...
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Can Windows integrate with LDAP?

Given an existing LDAP server used for authentication, can Windows desktops authenticate users against LDAP or perhaps Kerberos?
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Does joining a Lion Open Directory with Windows actually work?

According to https://help.apple.com/advancedserveradmin/mac/10.7/#apd52648A71-571A-433C-81A8-2A7792333F22 it's possible to join a Lion Open Directory using a Windows machine, making it think it's ...
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Howto setup a LDAP server on Windows 7?

Question: I need to setup a LDAP-Server on my windows (7) machine for development purposes. How do I do that? And how do I get data in there?
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Automated configuration of ldap authentication for RHEL5 servers

I use puppet for managing our production servers. Under rhel5 the standard way of enabling ldap is to use the authconfig tool. Which works successfully, but isn't really capable with the puppet way of ...
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Sudo asks for password twice with LDAP authentication

I have Ubuntu 8.04 LTS machine and Windows 2003 AD domain. I have succesfully set up that I can log in with domain username and password, using domain prefix, like "domain+username". Upon login to ...
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Free calendar server? [closed]

I am looking for free calendar server who can authenticate to LDAP server. I want our users to use thunderbird lightning with calendar server. We have mail server with devcot and squirlmail for ...
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Filter LDAP user through PAM so it appears to not exist at all

In our corporate environment long ago some wiz decided to put the user "mysql" into LDAP. The account is disabled: $ sudo su - mysql This account is currently not available. ...but it's id still ...
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In LDAP is it best to nest groups under organizational units or create an organization unit directly under the root dn just for groups?

I'm not sure whether it's better to nest groups under each of my organizational units or to make an organization unit directly under the root DN just for groups. Is one considered best practice over ...
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How to get SASL authentication to work with DIGEST-MD5 for OpenLDAP?

I'm setting up OpenLDAP slapd on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. I want certain instances (replication etc.) that aren't users to be able to login via SASL using DIGEST-MD5 mechanism. Unlike users, they ...
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How to use PAM to check LDAP password for some users, yet always use UID/GIDs from local files?

For a subset of my users in /etc/passwd, I would like to configure PAM (on Linux) to do the password checking part of the logon against an LDAP server, ignoring that these users are actually are ...
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Is there a simple LDAP-to-HTTP gateway out there?

We have a local LDAP directory that provides basic contact information about our user community. We would like to integrate this into some third-party hosted services that allow us to implement ...
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Network authentication + roaming home directory - which technology should I look into using?

I'm looking into software which provides a user with a single identity across multiple computers. That is, a user should have the same permissions on each computer, and the user should have access to ...
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Log LDAP access of the Active directory

I am looking for a method to log ldap access of a Active Directory domain controller. I want to be able to log the username and source IP address access to both 389, and 636(encrypted). A simple ...
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LDAP, Active Directory

What I have: Workstations running Ubuntu Jaunty mounting /home on a remote NFS server. User accounts are still created locally on each individual workstation. Workstations running Windows XP / Vista ...
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Solaris 10 authentication in an AD world

I'm beginning to tire of maintaining individual system files on my increasing number of Solaris servers (was 2, now 10 and growing strong). I'm looking at the Sun Java Directory Server as a non ...
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Should I manage Linux Groups in LDAP on a per machine basis?

I am currently running an OpenLDAP Server managing my Linux Users as posixaccount and posixgroup elements like so: dn: cn=shellinger,ou=groups,dc=company,dc=com cn: shellinger gidNumber: 5001 ...
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Login using Active Directory in Linux using Kerberos 5

I have a problem with setting up auth for users on Linux (Fedora Core 15 to be exact) using Active Directory on Windows 2008 Server with installed support for UNIX systems. I've successfully setup ...
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Access control to 100's of LAMP box via LDAP

This is every SysAdmin's nightmare of things to do. Basically we want to control who has access to which hosts. As simple it may sound, the problem is to find a scalable and low maintenance(mgmt. ...
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LDAP search filter for Active Directory

I'm trying to look for users inside Active Directory through a LDAP query. Basically I'm searching for the user in this way: Search DN: dc=mydomain, dc=com Filter: (sAMAccountName=USER) where USER ...
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How to handle nested groups in LDAP

I am total LDAP newbie and I am just researching if I can use it for my next project or better stay away from it. The project will depend heavily on the concept of nested groups and I frequently need ...
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LDAP for privilege control?

I've been wondering for a while if LDAP can be used to control user privileges. For example, if I have UNIX and web logins, is there an easy way to grant a user access to just or just UNIX (or even ...
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What permissions are needed to do an LDAP bind to an Active Directory Server

What permissions are needed to perform an LDAP bind to an active directory server? I have a central domain (call it MAIN) that has two-way trusts to domains in other forests (call then REMOTE and ...
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Samba: read-only LDAP + additional local users

My server has access to a read-only LDAP where information about 99% of user accounts will reside. On my server I want to configure Samba to use LDAP for authentication. Now and then there will be ...
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Active Directory and Apple's Workgroup Manager

I thought I'd share my experiences here. I work for a small business with only ~20 users. I wanted the ability to use managed client preferences to assign things like the software update server. ...
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Special characters in ssh usernames

I've got a few users configured on LDAP, and would like them to be able to connect to a Linux machine via SSH using those users and password on the LDAP directory. However, there are 2 issues I do not ...
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How Do I Configure OpenLDAP to use MySQL (Ubuntu 9.04)?

My intention is to make a MySQL table of Customer Contact Information available to Outlook/Thunderbird clients as an Address Book (via LDAP). I'm aware that OpenLDAP has a MySQL backend option, but I ...
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SSSD process won't die

Thanks for taking the time to check out my problem. I'm currently working on an issue that has only appeared once before. Back on Jan 3rd when this first appeared we were able to reboot the server ...
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Troubleshooting Redmine performance

I've got a Redmine instance (Bitnami Stack) that's unusually slow. Because I'm just trying to get to the bottom of this, I have some theories which I'd like to discuss here. So, if anybody has any ...
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How to manage groups and users in Jenkins

I'm trying to use role based security plugin in Jenkins, but i'm not sue i am using it right. I've decided to go with jenkin's own user database as a security realm instead of LDAP. i'm adding the ...
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Is it generally acceptable to expose LDAP in read only mode to the Internet?

I need to support Mac clients who need to access a LDAP server to locate SMIME keys. Since the keys are already in AD, and it's easy for me to create a RODC or read only forest where I push the ...
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Suggestions for using Active Directory credentials (user name/password) with Google Apps?

I run a small college network with approximately 150 user accounts both in my Active Directory and in Google Apps. I'm looking to link AD with G-Apps. Currently my users are required to maintain ...
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What is [PSH, ACK] doing during my connection to a global catalog server?

A linux server of mine is trying to establish a LDAPS connection to a global catalog server and the connection is getting dropped (presumably by the GC side). For the purpose of discussion, let's ...
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is there a way to do an ldap ping? [closed]

Is there a way to ping and ldap server? I have seen ldapsearch and ldapwhoami but would appreciate something a bit more like ping. Essentially we have a bip address in front of a selection of LDAP ...
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Which field to use when authenticating against Active Directory?

Active Directory user objects include a number of fields that can be considered an identifier. The following lists some of these with their label in ADUC and their attribute name: Full Name - cn ? ...
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LDAP/ActiveDirectory BindDN syntax

I'm troubleshooting a linux-based hardware firewall for a client. This hardware firewall connects to ActiveDirectory for Single SignOn authentication. ActiveDirectory is largley just a perverted ...
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Central Authentication For Windows, Linux, Network Devices

I'm trying to find a way to centralize user management & authentication for a large collection of Windows & Linux Servers, including network devices (Cisco, HP, Juniper). Options include ...
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Password Self-serve Active Directory via LAMP environment

I would like to be able to change active directory passwords via a Linux/Apache based webpage. This would be a self serve web page for the user. I have SSL-LDAP setup on the Active Directory to make ...
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What is nsswitch compat mode?

Red Hat recommended me compat mode in /etc/nsswitch.conf as one of the options to enumerate LDAP users, but later said that it's not a much-used method. nsswitch.conf passwd: files compat ...
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Can nss/pam ldap send password to ldap server already hashed?

I have nss & pam configured so that I can authenticate linux users via LDAP against my companies AD server. All works fine except password are sent in plain text. For reasons out of my control our ...
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LDAP: How to add a person to an existing group?

Using command-line (Linux) or LDIF, I could find many examples of creating a new group and defining its members, but no examples of this: How to add a user to an existing group? Let's say the person ...
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Override LDAP shell

I have a LDAP server and a predefined shell (bash) set in it. But there are some machine on which I want a different shell to be used whenever user login to that instead of the shell stored in LDAP. ...
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Can I get AD to authenticate via another LDAP server?

I need to set up an AD. The larger organisation I'm in has its own LDAP service which handles authentication and some other details. I would like to get AD to use that LDAP info just for ...
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sssd vs nslcd for RHEL-5/6

We have 50 RH-5 machines and 70 RH-6 machines. I am looking to decide what we should use for LDAP: nscd/nslcd for all RH-5/RH-6 servers nscd/nslcd for RH-5 servers, sssd for RH-6 servers sssd for ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LDAP SSL self-signed cert not accepted

I'm working with Ubuntu 12.04, using OpenLDAP server. I've followed the instructions on the Ubuntu help pages and can happily connect without security. To test my connection, I'm using ldapsearch ...
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What are my options for centralizing Unix user management

We have 15 Debian servers and growing. What's a simple, lightweight method for centralizing user management? Use cases would be adding a user across all servers, tweaking a users access on a specific ...
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Common user accounts between linux machines

I have a base system with a few (currently two) VMs on top of it, all running Ubuntu Server. I have to keep adding my user account on each system when I bring a new one up, as well as giving it sudo ...