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Open LDAP question on Debian solved

On Monday 18 September 2006 7:53 pm, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> I've got a couple of nearly identical Debian systems. The older ones
> are able to authenticate using OpenLDAP using an OpenLDAP server. The
> newest one will not authenticate.
> The files:
> /etc/libnss-ldap.conf
> /etc/nsswitch.conf
> /etc/ldap/ldap.conf
> /etc/pam_ldap.conf
> Are all identical. I've checked the system, and it is able to ping the
> ldap server. I can log in as root, but not myself or others served by
> the server. The older systems formerly used NIS. I'm looking for some
> clues. I was not the one who installed Debian, but everything else
> looks ok. OpenLDAP was installed with the defaults. We set the host,
> base, and URI fields correctly.
> Note that the Debian files are much different from the RHEL files.
I found that there were some files in /etc/pam.d that needed lines like:
auth sufficient

Once I updated these files, I was able to log into the box using my ldap 
userid and password.
Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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