[olug] RE: Topic for next meeting

Jay Hannah jay at jays.net
Thu Aug 28 18:56:24 UTC 2003

We, too, remain interested in enterprise-wide authentication. Based on
conversations I've had LDAP comes closest, but doesn't stop Windoze users
from changing their password on their local Windoze box, an update which
fails to flow to LDAP, making things out of sync again. (That's 2nd hand
info. I've never played w/ Windoze authenticating w/ LDAP.)

In a nutshell, enterprise authenticaion* remains a mystery to me and I'd
love to see some light shed on it.

* One solution for Linux + AIX + Solaris + Windoze 98/NT/2000/XP


On 28 Aug 2003, Ryan O'Rourke wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-08-28 at 13:05, Daniel Pfile wrote:
> > Sure, it's sort of simple, if you know your way around LDAP,
> > but how many people do?
> I'm curious about this because I'm currently working on expunging the
> Windows NT domain authentication model in place on my network and
> replacing it with a Linux / OpenSource solution.
> If very few people understand LDAP, what are they using for "domain
> wide" authentication? I thought LDAP was pretty much the only way in
> Linux.
> -- Ryan

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