LDAP authentication

Switching to LDAP as an authentication mechanism is something that causes a bit of stress. However, it is really more flexible than traditional UNIX authentication. For example, it is really nice to be able to create accounts for a Subversion server without granting shell access (/bin/false shells are not a clean option).

Surprisingly enough, it was really easy once the right tutorial was found here at my favorite Wiki provider’s :-)

Many thanks to Andreas Gohr for this simple and complete introduction.