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how to replace standard system authetication with ldap

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How can the systems standard i.e. shadow and MD5 authetication can be changed to LDAP server so that it will by default authenticated through LDAP server.
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Depends on the Linux distribution. If yours uses pam, (you'll have /etc/pam.d) like Redhat & others, you install a pam module that can to the authentication against an LDAP server can change the various pam.d files to use that module. Withou a pam capability you're pretty much out of luck.
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Yes u r correct . I m using RH Linux .and the shared library module is pam_ldap.so which i must specify in the files in the pam.d dir.such as login ,pop,rlogin etc..
Thanx alot
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