[Pkg-shadow-devel] ldap support

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Sat Sep 6 22:31:40 UTC 2008

On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 12:15:59PM +0200, miek at miek.nl wrote:
> [ Quoting Miek Gieben in "Re: [Pkg-shadow-devel] ldap support"... ]
> > As to adding ldap support to the shadow utils in a sane way, I'm
> > not sure how to proceed. I've filed a bug (in Ubuntu) about glibc.
> > see: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/glibc/+bug/239480
> I have found the time to look at the shadow sources and I would
> be possible to add LDAP support, but then you still want have
> support for NIS or mysql or whatever backend you have.
> Ulrich Drepper can tell it better than I can:
> http://sources.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=6685
> In short: it is not going to happen.

Did you have a look at http://www.thkukuk.de/pam/pwdutils/ ?

They implemented LDAP support with an external library, but I don't know
how complex it is.

Best Regards,

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