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Wednesday July 03, 2002
01:03 PM

Extending suEXEC via LDAP

[ #6157 ]

When I do suEXEC type things, I need to get my valid uid/gid info from an LDAP server. The users on my system are not /real/ users.

Does anyone know of any sort of solutions for this? It seems like it's not too far out there to be useful for lots of people.

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  • LDAP can replace  /etc/passwd and  /etc/groups on some unix machines. In the same way that NIS depends on  /etc/nsswitch.conf to intercept OS system calls, LDAP uses nsswitch.conf for the same purpose. That said, I don't have a *reliable* example of  /etc/nsswitch.conf to show you. There are aspects of that file I don't grok. Do a google search for 'single sign-on' and you should find some relevant material.

    Good luck. I think that robust LDAP support under Unix could be the key to remov