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Getting Fedora to authenticate via LDAP

asked 2012-09-21 15:46:40 -0500

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Getting Fedora to authenticate via LDAP. I am loading Fedora and want to use LDAP to control login's. My past experience is I can load/configure LDAP and quiery the LDAP db with LDAP commands but I can not get the system to use LDAP to authenticate and allow logins. It has to be more that the nsswitch.conf and /etc/security files. Does anyone have a how-to on making a working LDAP and system talk to each other?

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answered 2012-10-05 02:28:38 -0500

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Have you tried to use authconfig or authconfig-gtk, to configure it? Note that the GUI will limit you to use ldaps or ldap with STARTTLS support which is actually good for the security as using plain LDAP for providing authentication to your machine is totally insecure.

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