[CentOS] Look for users in both LDAP and /etc/passwd

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Tue Oct 9 14:33:06 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 16:14 +0200, Tronn Wærdahl wrote:
> Im running CentOS 5 with samba configured as PDC, with samba 3.0.24
> and  openldap-servers-2.3.30-2.
> My /etc/nsswitch.conf is like this:
> passwd:     files ldap
> shadow:     files ldap
> group:        files ldap 
> The problem is when I try to restart LDAP (/etc/init.d/ldap restart)
> then the init script just hangs. I suppose it will try to run slapd as
> the ldap user
> The ldap user is not in LDAP only in /etc/passwd, how can i configure
> my system to look for users first in LDAP and then in /etc/passwd 
> When I remove LDAP from my /etc/nsswitch.conf, so it looks like below
> passwd:     files 
> shadow:     files 
> group:        files 
> then ldap start up nicely, but then my LDAP users can't sign in 
> I tried to do different changes in pam, but without any progress
> Please advice
been there, done that...

add to bottom of /etc/ldap.conf

timelimit 30
bind_timelimit 30
bind_policy soft
nss_initgroups_ignoreusers root,ldap


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