[colug-432] PAM and LDAP

Matthew Gardlik, Ph.D. matt at mattgardlik.com
Mon Sep 5 15:39:37 EDT 2011

I would like to use PAM to authenticate against an OpenLDAP directory 
containing user credentials.

Can anyone direct me to a good resource on this topic.  Most of 
information I can find online seems fragmented and incomplete.  Some of 
the questions that I have include:  What schema or attributes do I need 
to have in the LDAP director?  Can I use an email address as the 
"username" (uid) I want to authenticate?

The man page for pam_ldap(5) provided some useful information, but it 
still looks like I'm missing something.

Thank you,


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