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I have set up an OpenLDAP server on Server 1 (running 10.04 desktop) per https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OpenLDAPServer and confirmed that it worked by using LDAP tools to query the LDAP directory. I was also able to configure an OpenSUSE desktop to use this server for LDAP client authentication.

I now want to set up Server 2 (running 10.10 desktop) for LDAP client authentication. I have followed the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LDAPClientAuthentication but authentication is not working. It acknowledges that Server 1 is there, but silently fails when I attempt to log in.

  • did you try /etc/init.d/nscd stop on the client before logging in? helped me once. Also check all the log files with tail -f messages syslog auth.log ... on every computer so see what's happening – sBlatt Apr 6 '11 at 22:06
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Had the same problem.

Installing nslcd helped me.

  • I no longer need to do this, so I'm accepting the answer untested – d3vid Sep 20 '11 at 9:39

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