LDAP Integration with PAM and NSS

  • Antonio Vazquez


By default, Linux systems use local users for authentication. Those users are listed in the /etc/passwd file. This can become a nuisance when there are many Linux systems in the network, as every user needs a local account in each and every one of them. A first approach to the use of a centralized repository for authentication was Network Information Services (NIS) developed initially by Sun. Now, this has been largely replaced by LDAP.

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© Antonio Vazquez 2019

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  • Antonio Vazquez
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  1. 1.MostolesSpain

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