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Configure Fedora Workstation 28 to Authenticate Users on OpenLDAP

asked 2018-08-05 23:20:06 -0500

Jack Nash gravatar image

We have a live and fully functional OpenLDAP server and would like to authenticate our users on it who are using Fedora Workstation 28. We have searched the internet extensively but haven't been able to find much information. Can anyone point us to document or something that could assist us?

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answered 2018-08-07 16:55:35 -0500

jfha73 gravatar image

Hello Jack,

I accomplished this by using Webmin to configure it first as a LDAP client (it downloads/installs all the packages needed), once I did that, I ran:


Enabled LDAP Authentication and Kerberos (you need pam_krb5 installed), configure it, and it started authenticating using LDAP.

I hope that was helpful.

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answered 2018-08-07 02:24:53 -0500

villykruse gravatar image

What you should be looking for on the internet is sssd and sssd-ldap in particular. In Fedora you can also use the older nss-ldap.

The package you need for this is nsss-ldap and its dependencies if you will use the newer sssd method. For nss the packages is nss-pam-ldapd.

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he is talking about OpenLDAP server and client configuration to have access by users , not about packages at all ,

nisankh gravatar imagenisankh ( 2018-08-07 11:24:18 -0500 )edit

He has a functional OpenLDAP server and needs "to authenticate our users on it". For that you will need eithere nsss-ldap or nss-pam-ldapd.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-08-07 11:54:10 -0500 )edit

nsss-ldap or nss-pam-ldapd is not mandatory , DN proper configuration step is sufficient with LDIF file in openLDAP .. OpenLDAP server works well in SSL/TSL with LDIF for authentication users in openLDAP servers , measures of Centralized Authentication using openLDAP , avoid nsss-ldap etc use centralized authentication with LDIF file if one has openLDAP server

nisankh gravatar imagenisankh ( 2018-08-07 13:53:17 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-08-07 00:50:17 -0500

nisankh gravatar image

updated 2018-08-07 14:55:03 -0500

you want OS distribution specific auth or just authorized user access into LDAP !!!!

Click Here ( This is just note for beginners and basic configurations along with SSL/TSL support and authentication of users in it )

example of a script to add / authenticate users in openLDAP server ( check above link for full configuration from start to end for openLDAP server ) Click Here

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