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trapni
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2002 12:01 am    Post subject: A Logon Server for Linux and Windows Clients, but how? Reply with quote

Hi all,

I've a small network with a Gentoo server, clients and Windows clients. That means that you normally need to create for each client machine a seperate account for every little dirty user.

This look ugly when you, as the user, want to connect on any machine, just want a central password, and on each machine the same home data of course, too.

The home data was easily done by NFS to server:/home, but the user account data needs (still) to be synced on every linux client with the server data. Although I thought about using The Linux server as the SignOn Server for the Windows Clients (using Samba).

But how to I do that???

I read something about NIS, LDAP and PAM, and LDAPNS. But all things wasn't a good step by step howto for someone trying that the first time :(

Now it was time whishing that Gentoo has a wonderfull Guide about that too.... Negative :(

Does anyone know a bit about he want's to share? I'd be really very happy about any help.

Many thanks,
Christian Parpart.

p.s.: I also know alsmost nothing about LDAP, and here I think is where I should start.
pps: here some Links I found, but didn't really helped:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/libs/pam/modules.html (PAM modules)
http://www.rage.net/ldap/ (Linux Directory Services)
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Paidhi
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2002 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: A Logon Server for Linux and Windows Clients, but how? Reply with quote

Hi,

From your location info I guess you speak german.
There was an article in Linux-Magazin 04/2002 "Zentrale Benutzerverwaltung mit LDAP, NSS, PAM und Samba"
http://www.linux-magazin.de/

Maybe this helps.

Regards,
Markus
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2002 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I bought that magazine, and read that article multiple times. This does not mean I'm completely n00by. I'm new to LDAP that articla exects some LDAP knowledge. They didn't describe what the keys/attribues and other names in the files have been (e.g. what does dn(distinguished name) really mean?). They gave you a good example that you see it's possible, nothing more (IMHO).
This article raised more questions after reading then I had before :( And I didn't find a good reference for solving them yet.

Greets,
Christian Parpart
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 10:07 pm    Post subject: openldap hompage for docu Reply with quote

Try this page,
http://www.openldap.org/faq/data/cache/74.html

There is also a quick start guide which helped me get going
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