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From "Mark Lavi" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] mod_auth_ldap
Date Wed, 13 Dec 2006 18:47:27 GMT
This question is best suited towards the community behind the LDAP
libraries or the LDAP authentication module you are speaking about.

However, it's a pretty easy guess you are speaking about OpenLDAP, which
is distributed as a single tarball of code for the libraries, command
line tools, and server. There's no way around that unless you find
another distribution, perhaps via another source, which I wouldn't
recommend. It's always best to deal with primary sources or mirrors and
be sure to check the signatures on anything you download.

You've got nothing to worry about: building and installing OpenLDAP
*does not* run the LDAP server.

You (or someone on the system with administrative privileges) would need
to initiate starting the server. You can also delete the server binaries
and configuration if you wish, but it's simplest to never run any of the
LDAP server start up scripts. I recommend reading the OpenLDAP
administrator handbook to learn more about what files constitute the
server, startup, and configuration rather than ask further here.



Mark Lavi, Enterprise Web Management Team @ SGI || phone:+1-650-933-7707

From: Malka Cymbalista [] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 2:30 AM
Subject: [users@httpd] mod_auth_ldap


I am running Apache 2.0.55 with mod_perl 2.0.1 and Perl 5.8.1 on a Sun
Solaris machine. We would like to do http authentication via our ldap
server so we need to install mod_auth_ldap.

The instrictions I found for installing mod_auth_ldap
e2.html) say that before compiling and installing mod_auth_ldap, we need
to complile and install LDAP libraries.  The instructions for installing
ldap libraries seem to force me to also install an ldap server.  I do
not want to install an ldap server since we already have a working ldap
server.  I want to use our existing ldap server to do httpd
authentication on our web server. Is there a way to install only the
ldap libraries?

Thanks for any help.


Malka Cymbalista
Webmaster, Weizmann Institute of Science

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