Authentication with LDAP on DragonFly BSD

John Marino dragonflybsd at
Sat Jun 28 01:27:52 PDT 2014

On 6/28/2014 10:03, John Marino wrote:
> 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.

Confirmed, all it needed was a 1-line fix:

nss_ldap is in dports now.

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