March 31st, 2003, 20:31
Im back! With LDAP in hand!

Being that I have a lot of projects that have been given to me at work on stuff they would like to implement, LDAP was recently given to me as a priority.

Now, I have been going over LDAP and have come to one conclusion: This is a project that will take time. I have to now convince my Manager that: 1) Yes it can be done and 2) It will take some time.

I was curious if anyone had any experience with LDAP?

Basically, what they would like to do here is setup a LDAP server that will host all of our employees information as well as act as a authentication server in which they log into and gain access to resources.

So far, I have been able to setup the server and put some data into it. I feel more comfortable with adding users and editing data, but where I am beginning to lose ground is setting up authentication to use LDAP.

Does anyone have any experience? I would be more than happy to post some of my config files.

Looking forward to some good feedback!
Step right up!


March 31st, 2003, 22:03
LDAP is a beast but likely well worth it. I've fiddled with it in the past but mostly just for supplying a company Netscape address book to our internal users. This is a good place to start, nice explanation of LDIF and it also touches on auth:


Good luck and keep us posted!

April 1st, 2003, 09:47
i've also added onto the postfix / spamassasin howto and included howto install qmails ldap

i didnt go into configuring ldap but the onlap article should help you in that area..

this article covers:

Configuring Postfix + Courier-IMAP + Qmail-ldap + Procmail + Spamassasin For FreeBSD