>> But on an OpenLDAP list I got:
>>
>> There is an ugly hack: having a userPassword field with
>> "{SASL}" in LDAP you can employ saslauthd's
>> Kerberos backend. We use it as a crutch for a web application which
>> can only authenticate against an LDAP directory
>>

>
> And what that does is exactly what's described above: it causes slapd to
> take the username and password and do a kinit and ticket verification.
> (What it actually does is hand the username and password off to saslauthd,
> which then does that, but for your purposes it amounts to the same thing.)
>

Where does one get more info on this ugly hack?

What you described is precisely what I was hoping for. However, I hoped
it would be commonplace and elegant. But ugly hacks have their place.

W.

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Wes Modes
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