[LON-CAPA-admin] LON-CAPA and Novell NDS
Guy Albertelli II
guy at albertelli.com
Thu Aug 5 17:21:06 EDT 2004
> I'd like to authenticate to our campus
> Novell NDS. Kerberos is not available.
> The campus has a student email server (Linux-Postfix-IMP) that
> authenticates via LDAP to NDS.
> Can anyone provide any information about
> connecting NDS/LDAP to LON-CAPA?
Lon-CAPA has a authentication mechanism called 'localauth' that allows
you to add in whatever authentication mechanism you have at your
There is a file in
It has 1 function locauth, that is passed 3 arguments
the password the user provided
an optional argument that was saved with the student when the account
The routine needs to return either a 1 (success) or a 0 (failure)
The perl modules
have been used successfully by others to do LDAP auth.
Here is an example LDAP localauth done by FSU
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