Re: [squid-users] NDS-Authentification, Setup

From: Gerben Welter <>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 21:53:40 +0100


Does LDAP support contextless login? If it doesn't and you have users in
multiple contexts, it can be a real pain. This is because users in general
are unaware of the context they are in and then it becomes hard to educate

NDS Authentication Services solves this problem by making a database of
usernames and contexts. It then searches its database for the correct
context. There are only problems when the same username exists in multiple
contexts. But this can be avoided in the first place by having a good
username policy.

If I have the time, I'll whip up some documentation on how to use NDS
authentication with Squid. It's nothing special. It's almost identical to
other authentication schemes.


At 01:41 2/22/2002 +0100, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
>You apparently get PAM support for NDS from Novell as part of their
>Very little of Squid PAM is configured in squid.conf, only the path
>to the helper. The rest is configured within PAM.
>If you don't have NDS support for your OS then an alternative method
>is to use LDAP. Activate the LDAP interface to NDS, and use the Squid
>LDAP authentication helper distributed with Squid.
>On Thursday 21 February 2002 15:41, Joerg Henner wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > i saw your posting on the SQUID-Mailinglist, concerning NDS-Auth
> > within SQUID.
> >
> > My attention to you is, that i miss some examples on how to Setup
> > PAM-Auth in the "squid.conf" - and where (and how) to configure the
> > PAM NDS-Module (even that i didnt find a PAM-Module for NDS-Auth
> > either ...)
> >
> > Hopefully you can help me (also with some URLs and/or
> > How-To's/FAQs).
> >
> > I'm looking forward to your answer,
> >
> > Greetings,
Received on Thu Feb 28 2002 - 13:53:41 MST

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