[UPHPU] LDAP meeting ideas

David Smith DavidSmith at byu.net
Tue Nov 16 11:35:29 MST 2004


<quote who="Lonnie Olson">
> I would like to learn about LDAP clients for authentication.  eg.
> pam_ldap, nss_ldap, etc.  How are these implemented?  Do they work
> well?  If they do work so well, why are they not used everywhere
> already?
>
> OpenLDAP setup is a PITA, even using phpLDAPadmin, BTW is a great tool.
>   Are there any other tools?  Better server implementations?
>
> These might be a bit beyond the scope of a UPHPU meeting, and would be
> better suited to another groups meeting, but if we have time... :)

I can talk about OpenLDAP setup (which I don't think is that hard), but I
don't think we'll have time to get into PAM, NSS, and friends. I do plan
to talk about how to make your PHP apps authenticate against an LDAP
server.

--Dave



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