[CentOS] Problems with nss_ldap - where to start?

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Wed Dec 16 19:33:07 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-12-16 at 11:24 -0800, Peter Serwe wrote:
> I've been unsuccessfully trying to get nss_ldap to work.  I've chased
> down hundreds of google searches over the last 3 days, and I can't
> seem to get a centos system to authenticate against ldap.
> Every daemon on the system is running into the same problem:
> nss_ldap: could not search LDAP server - Server is unavailable
> sshd, nscd, httpd, you name it..
> slapd is clearly running, telnet localhost 389 actually connects me to
> it.
> I've run authconfig, /etc/sysconfig/authconfig agrees.
> I'm at a complete and utter loss.  I've followed every how-to out
> there, RH, Openldap, Debian, FreeBSD  I can verify ldap is working, I
> can't seem to get any PAM applications to use it.
forget 'telnet'

Can you do an ldapsearch?

ldapsearch -x -h localhost -D '$YOUR_ROOT_BIND_DN' -W '(ou=*)'


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