Authentication via PAM/NIS?

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Authentication via PAM/NIS?

Axel Thimm
Hi,

is it possible to reuse an existing user database other than LDAP
(e.g. a NIS database) to authenticate users against?

We'd like to use bugzilla as a ticketing system for a helpdesk, but
would not like to have the users create new accounts/passwords
etc. Eventually we will be going the LDAP route anyway, but the
helpdesk is top priority right now.

I've found a couple of older rfes and even said to exist patches here:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=142497#c2
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=208540
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=223947

It looks like it's been attacked quite a few times in the past, so
perhaps I just didn't find the right patch, yet?

Thanks!
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Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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Re: Authentication via PAM/NIS?

Emmanuel Seyman
Axel Thimm a écrit :
>
> is it possible to reuse an existing user database other than LDAP
> (e.g. a NIS database) to authenticate users against?

From what I understand (and hopefully, someone will correct me if I'm
wrong), the authentification system is set up to be modular so it should
be relatively easy to build an authentification module against NIS.

Emmanuel

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Re: Authentication via PAM/NIS?

Joel Peshkin
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Axel Thimm wrote:

>Hi,
>
>is it possible to reuse an existing user database other than LDAP
>(e.g. a NIS database) to authenticate users against?
>
>We'd like to use bugzilla as a ticketing system for a helpdesk, but
>would not like to have the users create new accounts/passwords
>etc. Eventually we will be going the LDAP route anyway, but the
>helpdesk is top priority right now.
>  
>
You can use any authentication mechanism your webserver supports and
pass the authentication information to Bugzilla using environment variables.

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