Using LDIF to Add Unix Users
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Posted: 29 Jul 2003
I need to configure eDirectory for authenticating Linux clients. I've tried to extend the schema as described in the document, "Authenticating Users to UNIX Systems with Novell eDirectory and LDAP" but I have run into a problem. When I try to change the UNIX Profile of a group with ConsoleOne I receive a 603 error.
This may not directly solve your problem but you *can* use an LDIF file to add UNIX user information to eDirectory:
,ou= ,o= changetype: add sn: objectClass: top objectClass: ndsLoginProperties objectClass: person objectClass: organizationalPerson objectClass: inetOrgPerson objectClass: posixAccount objectClass: shadowAccount givenName: gidNumber: uidNumber: homeDirectory: loginShell: /bin/bash uniqueID: ACL: 2#subtree# #[All Attributes Rights] ACL: 6#entry# #loginScript ACL: 6#entry# #printJobConfiguration
This will create the user without any problems.
Also you need to extend the schema with rfc2707-usergroup (/usr/lib/nds-schema). And if you use RedHat you'll need to use auth-config to setup LDAP authentication.
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