On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 4:08 PM, David Mitton <> wrote:
I am trying to use OpenLDAP from an embedded Linux system to authenticate  (PAM LDAP) against a Windows AD server.  I must use TLS to secure this, but I would rather not use SASL or Kerberos if possible.

pam_ldap = OR .... you are not dealing here with OpenLDAP....

I have been able to mock this up on a Centos system without TLS, and the PAM worked fine.  When I turn on TLS, the Windows server handshakes the TLS but then has a problem with the first message.  I am also working that side.

I have walked through the handshake with s_client, and the connection is happy.
I am now working with ldapsearch and trying things....
The first thing I notice is that it seems to try an SASL bind.  Can I stop this?
I'm not sure I have SASL actually installed on this system, and I'm not sure I want it in my target.

ldapsearch -x   <--- does simple auth instead of sasl.

Is this possible? from both the OpenLDAP client and/or Windows AD?
Ideas on the correct alphabet soup to try this with ldapsearch would be appreciated.

Well, I have seen this done through samba, but you *should* be able to use AD's LDAP to authenticate your Linux workstation, I guess.


 Ildefonso Camargo