September 17, 2001

Debian and LDAP authentication

Author: JT Smith

DebianPlanet: "I'm sysadm at at school in denmark with 2200 users in my /etc/passwd file on my potato. apt-get
update fails because of too many lines in the passwd file, furthermore the number of users will
increase the next years.
Other schools in the area use novell which apparently can authenticate against an LDAP - server. So i
had the idea to join them and employ an LDAP server for authentication. But after reading parts of
the OpenLDAP doc I gave up. Is there no easy way to employ LDAP as an authentication system?"

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