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Description of problem:
According to the man page for saslauthd, it is possible to
authenticate against an LDAP directory:
ldap (All platforms that support OpenLDAP 2.0 or higher)
Authenticate against an ldap server. The ldap
parameters are read from
location of this file can be changed with the -O
See the LDAP_SASLAUTHD file included with the
the list of available parameters.
According to the mechanism for determining which auth mechanisms are
supported, LDAP support is missing:
[root@chandler root]# /usr/sbin/saslauthd -v
authentication mechanisms: getpwent kerberos5 pam rimap shadow
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
I do not understand, why it's not LDAP enabled by default, here is a workaround,
rebuild package using fix below, proper working now here on my system.
Note also that version cyrus-sasl-2.1.19-5.EL4 of RHEL4 is LDAP enabled by default.
--- cyrus-sasl-2.1.15-10.spec 2005-02-21 20:13:48.000000000 -0500
+++ cyrus-sasl-2.1.15-10.1.spec 2005-02-21 21:16:54.000000000 -0500
@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@
Summary: The Cyrus SASL library.
License: Freely Distributable
Group: System Environment/Libraries
@@ -176,6 +176,7 @@
+ --with-ldap=/usr/include \
# --enable-auth-sasldb -- EXPERIMENTAL
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