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Configure Fedora Workstation 28 to Authenticate Users on OpenLDAP

asked 2018-08-05 23:20:06 -0500

Jack Nash gravatar image

We have a live and fully functional OpenLDAP server and would like to authenticate our users on it who are using Fedora Workstation 28. We have searched the internet extensively but haven't been able to find much information. Can anyone point us to document or something that could assist us?

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answered 2018-08-07 16:55:35 -0500

jfha73 gravatar image

Hello Jack,

I accomplished this by using Webmin to configure it first as a LDAP client (it downloads/installs all the packages needed), once I did that, I ran:


Enabled LDAP Authentication and Kerberos (you need pam_krb5 installed), configure it, and it started authenticating using LDAP.

I hope that was helpful.

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answered 2018-08-07 02:24:53 -0500

villykruse gravatar image

What you should be looking for on the internet is sssd and sssd-ldap in particular. In Fedora you can also use the older nss-ldap.

The package you need for this is nsss-ldap and its dependencies if you will use the newer sssd method. For nss the packages is nss-pam-ldapd.

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He has a functional OpenLDAP server and needs "to authenticate our users on it". For that you will need eithere nsss-ldap or nss-pam-ldapd.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-08-07 11:54:10 -0500 )edit

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