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Antonio VazquezPractical LPIC-3 300https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4473-9_3

3. LDAP Integration with PAM and NSS

Antonio Vazquez1 
Mostoles, Spain

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.

In this chapter we’ll cover the following concepts:
  • Configure Linux Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) to use LDAP for authentication.

  • Configure ...

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