ldap authentication problems

Gordon Messmer yinyang at eburg.com
Tue May 11 01:42:47 UTC 2010

On 05/10/2010 12:27 PM, David L wrote:
> When I upgrade between fedora releases, I usually
> install with only local users, then run system-config-authentication
> and select "Enable LDAP support" on the "User Information" tab
> and on the "Authentication" tab and then click "OK".  Then I just
> copy the old /etc/ldap.conf from the previous release over the
> one in /etc on the new release.

If you want to continue to do that, you'll need to replace 
/etc/nsswitch.conf with a version configured to use "ldap" instead of 
"sssd".  I believe that if you replace both ldap.conf and nsswitch.conf, 
the system will function as it used to.

sssd does have some compelling features, so you might want to invest a 
few minutes into migrating the settings from your old ldap.conf to 
/etc/sssd/sssd.conf.  Your LDAP directory looks a lot like Active 
Directory, so you'll probably use a lot of the settings which are 
present in the default sssd.conf, but commented out.

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