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How-To set up a LDAP server and its clients

Posted by chantra on 22nd February 2007

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series How-To set up a LDAP server and its clients

LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) allows central user, group, domain..... authentication, information storage ...

Using LDAP in a local network, you can allow your users to login and authenticate from anywhere on your network.

This tutorial will be split in 2 parts. In the first part, I will explain how-to install, configure the LDAP server, add a few users and group, in the second part, we will set up Linux client to authenticate through LDAP if the user does not exist on the local filesystem.

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How-To set up a LDAP server and its clients — page 2

Posted by chantra on 22nd February 2007

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series How-To set up a LDAP server and its clients

2. Configuring the clients

Each client will need a set of packages. So, now that you are logged on one of your clients, install:

#apt-get install libnss-ldap libpam-ldap nscd
LDAP Account for root: cn=admin,dc=debuntu,dc=local
Password: XXXX
Make local root database admin: yes
Database require logging in: No
Root login account: cn=admin,dc=debuntu,dc=local
Root login password: XXXX

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