[CentOS] Anyone using Active Driectory auth with Centos 5.4.....?

JohnS jses27 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 07:31:04 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-02-09 at 14:21 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-02-09 at 18:08 +0000, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
> > >This looks like the way to go, I don't like the username /pass stored in plain text but maybe if I create a special group that doesn't really have any privileges this would work, geez AD is just plain bad...lol, Thanks.
> > 
> > I guess you think insecure would be better? If I understand your need, you want
> > to make AD insecure, so please enable anonymous binds so you don't need a user/pass
> > to make the query:)
> > 
> > Or program your own auth backend that binds with the intended creds asking for auth:)
> > Oh, and do this w/o tls/ssl because you want it insecure:)
> ----
> seems to me that permitting an anonymous bind to LDAP is inherently more
> secure than requiring a user/password combination so I don't think that
> your explanation is exactly true. In Microsoft's view, the only systems
> querying LDAP would be systems automatically passing the authentication.
> Craig

Yes it is true, you have to have that for it to work correctly.


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