mod_auth_ldap

I would like to register my official disapproval of Sun's decision to leave mod_auth_ldap out of the Apache packages that come with Solaris.  I've been using this module for years on my Solaris 8 machine to authenticate people on an internal TWiki site (apache 1.x).  It worked great.  But after upgrading to Solaris 10, the module is making my apache server crash. I have no idea what the problem is, I'm shooting in the dark. I'll start by attempting to rebuild the latest version of the module and install that with apache.  But I have no idea if it's going to work.  Wish me luck.

Update: I got it working by rebuilding the same mod_auth_ldap sources I was already using on the S10 system I'm using as my server.  Something about the shared library dependencies, or a compiler bug must having been giving apache heartburn.

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Maybe you should file an RFE...

Posted by Bugster on March 22, 2007 at 03:56 PM PDT #

Good idea. The hardest part is finding the right category and subcategory.

Posted by Chris Quenelle on March 23, 2007 at 02:10 AM PDT #

LDAP is not an authentication mechanism. It is a directory access protocol. It makes sense to use LDAP for authorization, but not for authentication.

Posted by Derek Morr on March 23, 2007 at 02:41 AM PDT #

LDAP is not an authentication mechanism. It is a directory access protocol. Use LDAP to get attributes for authorization.

Posted by Derek Morr on March 23, 2007 at 02:41 AM PDT #

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