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.