Tim Hartmann wrote:
Configuring the pam plugin went really well, and was really
straighforward to follow, thanks for putting up the docs online and
writing the pam plugin. I did have to pull over the
libpam-passthru-plugin.so file from a copy of Fedora Directory Server
v1.1, since it doesn't look like Red Hat Directory Server 8.0 ships
with it, the plugin lists as version 1.1 is that the appropriate
version of the library?
Yes. Just make sure you use the FC-6 binary since that most closely
corresponds to RHEL5.
Rich Megginson wrote:
> Tim Hartmann wrote:
>> Hi Rich thanks for the reply!
>> Rich Megginson wrote:
>>>> Which seems like it could work, but seems kind of like a hack for
>>>> what i'm trying to do and it seemed like I couldn't be the only
>>>> who wanted to do it! I suspect there's something I'm just
>>> That hack was invented for those who wanted to use Kerberos as the
>>> authoritative source for password information. pampassthru passes the
>>> password to Kerberos via pam.
>> Thats *really* what I'd like to do... actually keep Kerberos as my
>> authoritative source for password data, I was hoping there might have
>> been a saslauthd plugin that I may have missed to proxy passwords back
>> to ldap as well, or maybe some other step that I'd missed in my
>>> If you're really interested in using Fedora DS as the authoritative
>>> source for password information, and have Kerberos use Fedora DS to
>>> store the passwords, you really need freeipa.org
>> We took a look at Freeipa.org
but it didn't seem to as good a fit for us
>> especially since we wanted to keep Kerberos as our password store. If I
>> can get simple binds to work through pam for those applications that
>> don't support GSS/SASL that would be a huge win!
>> Out of curiosity, was there any reason for proxing though pam rather
>> then something like saslauthd?
> The people who wanted this feature didn't want the overhead of an
> additional server daemon (saslauthd). They already had a pam stack
> that did kerberos auth and they just wanted Fedora DS to use that -
> pam passthru.
>> Thanks again!
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