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Re: PAM ldap

From: "Kavan, Dan (IMS)" <KavanD(at)imsweb(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: PAM ldap
Date: 2005-01-18 16:56:25
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Thanks for the reply,

I did compile --with-pam.   Although, the $PATH for the postgres user -
who I used to compile with didn't have /lib and /lib64 in it's path.  I
don't see anything is or config.log to hint that pam isn't
configured, but I'll re-configure anyway.  Is there a way to check PAM
is configured with postgresql? is located in
/lib(64)/security.  I was wondering if both /lib and /lib/security
needed to be in the $PATH or if just /lib/security was needed.

Also, forget about PAM for a minute.  Why does ident work locally, but
the host entry not work as easily?    ident sameuser in host doesn't
work for me.  When I think about it though it makes sense.   I'm coming
in on pgadmin iii from a windows machine and a user logged into a
windows domain.  So, no wonder, it doesn't map right.  It doesn't have
any smith user logged in at the time.   I've tried other combinations
like a map name, user ident, pg user, but it doesn't work.  ie TEST
smith smith. And then TEST smith smith in the pg_ident.conf file.  I
really don't think postgresql is talking to our LDAP server.  The only
thing it can do is local (using the unix ldap setup).   

Thanks for all your insight,

-----Original Message-----
From: pgsql-admin-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org
[mailto:pgsql-admin-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Dick Davies
Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2005 4:11 AM
To: PostgreSQL Admin
Subject: Re: [ADMIN] PAM ldap

* Kavan, Dan (IMS) <KavanD(at)imsweb(dot)com> [0149 18:49]:
> Hi,  I'm running postgresql 8.0.rc5 on SUSE.
> I have the pg_hba.conf file configured with 
> local	all	smith	ident sameuser
> host	all	smith	ident sameuser
> The way authentication works with that is that configuration is that 
> if I'm logged in as smith with my company ldap server I can get in, 
> but if I'm not directly logged in as smith, I can't get in.  Having 
> the word pam in this file at all causes an error.  I'd like to use pam

> so postgres could do it's own ldap/pam lookups, but I keep getting an 
> error that it doesn't know what pam is.  I see in the logs that the
pam server
> starts, but I still get an error.   

You didn't show the broken config, but assuming it's something like

hostssl    all         all   pam

then perhaps you don't have pam support built into postgres?

> /etc/pam.d/postgresql
> auth    required    nullok
> account required

This is going to do unix auth, obviously, so you'll need to s/unix/ldap/
on that...

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