Solved

CVS on linux authenticating with an LDAP server or NT Domain users

Posted on 2004-03-22
9
4,215 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
I have CVS server running on RH Linux Enterprise 3.0.  I have about 20 user with NT domain account which I need to give access to the CVS box.  How can I configure Linux to authenticate with my NT Domain users or my LDAP server so I won't have to create all 20 users locally on my Linux CVS servers.
0
Comment
Question by:marcalfa1
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +2
9 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
majorwoo earned 500 total points
ID: 10650238
you would want to setup samba on your linux box,
http://www.samba.org/

Specifically,
http://us2.samba.org/samba/docs/man/domain-member.html#id2899503


0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:majorwoo
ID: 10650250
and for more information then you could ever possibly want about samba
http://us2.samba.org/samba/docs/man/

But that's overkill ;-)

Have you used samba at all before or is this all new to you?
0
 

Author Comment

by:marcalfa1
ID: 10650304
I have used samba before and it's install on the CVS sever running linux.  My problem is that I want my LDAP user to be able to authenticate with the CVS server without me having to create local accounts for every single users on the Linux server that's running CVS.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:majorwoo
ID: 10650472
the second link I gave you will show you how to have your linux machine authenticate to the NT domain, you should then be able to setup your CVS server to use system accounts which would be read from the NT server
0
Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Alf666
ID: 10677917
The simplest to set up is pam_ldap.
It's an authentication module which will query an LDAP server :

http://www.padl.com/OSS /pam_ldap.html
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:TheKeyboardSlayer
ID: 10678712
You have to synchronize your windows users with your linux/unix ones.  This is accomplished by setting up encryption with samba using the PAM module.  It really is a good idea to read the man pages and step through it...it is semi difficult but once you do it you never forget it.  try manning pam_smbpass

Don't forget to add this line to smb.conf too (after you get it set up of course)...had me going for 2 weeks...
obey pam restrictions = yes


also remember to make sure your netbios name is different on each of the samba machines.

It really works great with webmin (which is what I use).  I have to use it do to time constraints (I have a 40 hour a week job AND I do networking on the side).  You might give that a go.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Alf666
ID: 10679025
I'm sorry all, but I don't understand why you want this user to install samba ???

He just wants to authenticate his users for CVS acces against his AD.

Using the AD's LDAP acces along with pam_ldap should be enough.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:TheKeyboardSlayer
ID: 10681014
I got my PAMs crossed.  Ate a moron sandwich too. :)
0
 

Expert Comment

by:arvind_raju
ID: 22312964
Kinldy Let me know if there is a possibility of Authenticating CVS users through LDAP.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Virtual Box issue 6 82
Edit linux file using python 4 39
Linux as a middle box 7 61
issue in getting eth0 IP in oracale virtual box Linux VM 4 41
In my business, I use the LTS (Long Term Support) versions of Linux. My workstations do real work, and so I rarely have the patience to deal with silly problems caused by an upgraded kernel that had experimental software on it to begin with from a r…
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can upgrade Python from version 2.7.6 to Python 2.7.10 on the Linux Mint operating system. I am using an Oracle Virtual Box where I have installed Linux Mint operating system version 17.2. Once yo…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

947 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now