26.1. User Information

26.1. User Information

The User Information tab allows you to configure how users should be authenticated, and has several options. To enable an option, click the empty checkbox beside it. To disable an option, click the checkbox beside it to clear the checkbox. Click OK to exit the program and apply the changes.

User Information

User Information

Figure 26.1. User Information

The following list explains what each option configures:

NIS

The Enable NIS Support option configures the system to connect to an NIS server (as an NIS client) for user and password authentication. Click the Configure NIS... button to specify the NIS domain and NIS server. If the NIS server is not specified, the daemon attempts to find it via broadcast.

The ypbind package must be installed for this option to work. If NIS support is enabled, the portmap and ypbind services are started and are also enabled to start at boot time.

For more information about NIS, refer to Section 43.2.3, “Securing NIS”.

LDAP

The Enable LDAP Support option instructs the system to retrieve user information via LDAP. Click the Configure LDAP... button to specify the following:

The openldap-clients package must be installed for this option to work.

For more information about LDAP, refer to Chapter 25, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

Hesiod

The Enable Hesiod Support option configures the system to retrieve information (including user information) from a remote Hesiod database. Click the Configure Hesiod... button to specify the following:

The hesiod package must be installed for this option to work.

For more information about Hesiod, refer to its man page using the command man hesiod. You can also refer to the hesiod.conf man page (man hesiod.conf) for more information on LHS and RHS.

Winbind

The Enable Winbind Support option configures the system to connect to a Windows Active Directory or a Windows domain controller. User information from the specified directory or domain controller can then be accessed, and server authentication options can be configured. Click the Configure Winbind... button to specify the following:

For more information about the winbind service, refer to winbindd under Section 20.2, “Samba Daemons and Related Services”.


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