Help connecting to remote ldap server

Josip Rodin joy at
Thu Jun 24 22:27:52 CEST 2010

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 11:21:47AM -0500, Raymond Norton wrote:
> I misunderstood the instructions. Made the change, and I see now that I  
> am at least connecting to the ldap server, but still getting rejected.
> [ldap] performing user authorization for billy
> ++[ldap] returns ok
> No authenticate method (Auth-Type) configuration found for the request:  

You use PAP, and have ldap in authorize, but not in authenticate. You likely
want the latter, too.

        authenticate {
                Auth-Type LDAP {

This will perform an authenticated bind on the LDAP server using the
supplied password, which is probably what you want.

> ldpasearch on remote ldap server:
> root at relay-1:/etc/ldap# ldapsearch -x -b  uid=billy,ou=People,dc=lctn,dc=org

On that note, the above would be the equivalent of this:

ldapsearch -x -b ou=People,dc=lctn,dc=org -D uid=billy,ou=People,dc=lctn,dc=org -W

...and passing in the User-Password attribute value as the password.

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