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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?

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

Hope that helps..

  • thanks. going to see if this setup would work with other LDAP servers. – sal Jul 15 '09 at 2:17
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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)...

  • 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

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