By: geoffc

June 11, 2009 2:06 pm

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Troubleshooting pam_ldap Against eDirectory Issues

One of the great uses for a directory service is to point things against it to get identity information. For example, Unix systems can authenticate against a number of different systems. The default is known as 'files', which means use the /etc/passwd to store user names, passwords, and other needed information. There was some added […]

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By: tukaram

August 28, 2008 3:13 pm

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Configuration of pdb_nds in Samba server for NDS authentication

pdb_nds is a back-end LDAP authentication method for Samba server. This back-end module provides authentication to the users to the Novell eDirectory™ server (NDS). The eDirectory server can be configured in /etc/samba/smb.conf as follows to allow Samba server to contact eDirectory for user authentication: passdb backend = NDS_ldapsam:ldaps://192.168.1.5:636 If you have […]

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By: mfaris01

April 22, 2008 5:27 pm

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Configuring Linux User Management on non-OES2, SLES 10 Servers

Configuring OES 2 Linux servers for Linux User Management in a normal eDirectory tree is pretty much a no brainer. Configure your Unix Workstation object, enable your groups and users to be LUM enabled and that's pretty much it. But, what about a SLES 10 server that is not running OES2? How can you provide […]

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By: brownc4

April 10, 2008 7:31 am

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Adding NT Domain Authentication to Apache and Samba on SLES\openSUSE Servers

The purpose of this document is to detail the steps necessary to add a SLES 10 or openSUSE server to an existing NT domain. This will enable us to configure both Samba and Apache to authenticate users from the domain instead of using local accounts. PAM for Linux would allow this but would also allow […]

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By: cseader

February 15, 2008 11:10 am

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SLES 9 Authentication to Active Directory

Updated - 02/15/2008 We created a Windows 2003 Server and installed ADS on it and named it server.example.com. After which we installed Windows Services for Unix http://www.microsoft.com/technet/interopmigration/unix/sfu/default.mspx which can be downloaded from the above site. After loading Windows Services for Unix we can now adjust a user, or create a […]

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By: DamianMyerscough

February 12, 2008 5:46 am

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PAM (Pluggable Authentication Module) USB Authentication

PAM (Pluggable Authentication Module) USB Authentication In this article we are going to look at setting up a USB device to perform authentication using the pam_usb PAM module. pam_usb provides authentication for Linux using standard USB devices and other type of media i.e. (SD, MMC, etc). We will be using OpenSUSE 10.3. The […]

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By: DamianMyerscough

February 5, 2008 8:23 pm

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SSH (Secure Shell) Tricks II

SSH Tricks Part II This article is part two of SSH tricks, the first article is available at [1]. In this article we will take a look at; public key authentication, building a list of known hosts using the "ssh-keyscan" utility to help defend against man in the middle attacks and installing the DenyHosts […]

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By: utlemming

January 25, 2008 5:08 pm

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Implementing boot.crypter for USB token/password authentication of encrypted hard drives and swap space

Download crypter.tar_0.bz2 the idea For most system administrators, desktop users, auditors and managers, data is extremely import. Data like financial, business secrets, and medical records, among a few, are extremely sensitive. The risk of having that data leaked, is greater than the minimal performance hit than doing disk based encryption. With modern computers, […]

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By: DamianMyerscough

December 5, 2007 2:50 pm

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Biometric Fingerprint Scan

Problem: Weak security. Solution: Implement biometric fingerprint authentication. Environment: This article was tested on SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop SP1. Note: If you receive the following error:"fprint_demo: error while loading shared libraries: libfprint.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory" Issue the following command: ln -s /opt/gnome/lib/libfprint.so.0 /usr/lib/libfprint.[…]

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