On Thu, 2013-04-11 at 14:59 -0400, Rob Crittenden wrote:
> Bartek Moczulski wrote:
> > hi,
> > I've got a problem with using IPA as authentication source over LDAP.
> > Generally there are two approaches to LDAP authentication:
> > 1. bind using admin account and read passwords from user objects (but in
> > ipa you cannot read passwords through ldap, right?)
> > 2. "bind to authenticate" - service tries to log in to ldap with user's
> > credentials. If login is successful authentication is also succesful -
> > this approach does not work because you cannot login to IPA ldap using
> > bare username, you need a full LDAP DN.
> >
> > Now, I've got a 3rd party application supporting both mentioned above
> > appoaches and the question is - how to make it work with ipa?
> >
> > thanks in advance,
> We won't do #1. In our opinion it is insecure to share password hashes.
> For #2 AFAIK LDAP simple bind requires a DN. Typically the app does a 
> search on the uid, gets the DN, then attempts a bind.
> I'd be curious to know what LDAP servers your 3rd party app is certified 
> against.

Ad supports simple binds with a username instead of a DN ... yeah not
standard but we might want to support it, we have a pre-bind plugin
after all, so we could if we want to, just a matter of creating a RFE


Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York

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