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Re: Requirement for NSLCD

On 07/18/13 at 09:35pm, Jakub Hrozek wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 03:11:07PM -0400, William Hopkins wrote:
> > 
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I am attempting to configure LDAP auth on a RHEL/CentOS6 environment without
> > running nslcd; the support I have received from redhat user forums thus far
> > indicates that they no longer support this. I see the fact that 
> > nss-pam-ldapd
> > can be built without nslcd and the following quote:
> > 
> >  > The three parts (NSS module, PAM module, and nslcd server) can be build
> >  > separately and are not tied together. This means that for instance you 
> > can
> >  > still use pam_ldap and use the NSS module from nss-pam-ldapd.
> > 
> > However, the details of the architecture as I understand this would make 
> > such a
> > setup not work. It may be worth noting I have a completely working LDAP
> > solution that works on my RHEL5/CentOS5 boxes, with TLS and pam_ldap. 
> > 
> > Thanks in advance for your assistance
> It's not entirely clear to me what problems you are facing, but the
> setup you describe (nss_ldap from nss-pam-ldapd, nslcd and PADL's
> pam_ldap) is actually the default on RHEL6.
> What exactly does not work for you in your environment?

I wish to authenticate against LDAP, but I don't wish to use NSLCD. NSLCD seems
to be a requirement of nss-pam-ldapd. The '--disable-nslcd' argument to
nss-pam-ldapd's configure script therefore confuses me.  

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