On Thu, 2011-12-29 at 13:13 -0500, Boris Epstein wrote:
> 
> 
> On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 10:18 PM, Simo Sorce <s...@redhat.com> wrote:
>         On Wed, 2011-12-28 at 11:11 -0500, Boris Epstein wrote:
>         > Hello listmates,
>         >
>         >
>         > Apparently, in order to authenticate a Mac OS X Lion client
>         to NIS one
>         > needs passwords encrypted in MD5 hash shown in the passwd
>         and
>         > passwd.byname maps. FreeIPA at this point only shows a "*".
>         Is there a
>         > way to change that?
>         
>         
>         No, we decided that one of the rules with FreeIPA was to never
>         expose
>         hashes to clients. Same reason why we do not export a shadow
>         map for
>         example.
>         
>         With Mac OS X you should be better off using just LDAP auth.
>         >
>         
>  
> Simo, thanks!
> 
> 
> Is there a decent manual on how to link up Mac OS X (specifically,
> V10.7, "Lion") to a FreeIPA server as an LDAP client? I tried that -
> and just seem to be getting nowhere as the Mac wouldn't even give me
> an error message (or perhaps it is my fault for not knowing where to
> look but I am just lost there).
> 
Unfortunately I am not very well versed in Mac-ism, but we have an old
page in our docs, and although it states it is valid only for freeipa v1
I see that it has links to some configuration guide for ldap:

http://www.freeipa.org/page/ConfiguringMACOSXTigerClient

This other page seem to apply only to 10.4 instead:
http://www.freeipa.org/page/ConfiguringMacintoshClients

HTH,
Simo.

-- 
Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York

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