Authentication with LDAP on DragonFly BSD

John Marino dragonflybsd at
Sat Jun 28 01:03:23 PDT 2014

On 6/28/2014 09:56, Francois Tigeot wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 11:56:30PM -0400, Predrag Punosevac wrote:
>> This is not a question but rather a short summary of what I have done to
>> enable authentication with LDAP on DragonFly BSD. Before you get too
>> excited I will tell you that I didn't manage to work but I feel it is
>> very close.
>> For the purpose of this exercise you will need the following packages
>> installed
> [...]
>> 3.  net/nss_ldap
>> is needed but it is not in the packages and it is probably the reason I
>> can't get it to work.
> [...]
>> Step 6. Unfortunately it didn't work
>> backup1# id predrag
>> id: predrag: no such user
> This is bad. Some nss support library is indeed needed.
> I'm using nss-pam-ldapd instead of nss_ldap. The configuration file is a
> bit different but it's a far more reliable alternative IMHO.
> For some reason, net/nss_ldap fails to build in the packaging environment:
> I have been able to build and install it locally from FreeBSD ports though.
> Something weird is going on here.

It doesn't look "weird" to me.  I think DF needs kerberos added as a
dependency.  FreeBSD has kerberos in base.  This is probably a 1-line
fix with Makefile.DragonFly solution.


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