[Beowulf] cluster authentication part II
pbisbal at pppl.gov
Tue Jan 23 14:37:26 PST 2018
I second this. sssd is much better than nscd or nslcd.
On 01/17/2018 06:08 AM, Rémy Dernat wrote:
> I would switch to sssd. I had many problems with nslcd (connection,
> Best regards
> On 16/01/2018 00:35, Jörg Saßmannshausen wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> reading the Cluster Authentication (LDAP,AD) thread which was posted
>> at the
>> end of last year reminds me of a problem we are having.
>> For our Ubuntu 14 virtual machines we are authenticating against AD
>> and I am
>> using the nslcd daemon to do that.
>> This is working very well in a shell, i.e. when I am doing this in a
>> $ su -l USER
>> It is fast, it is creating the home directory if I need it (or not if
>> I want
>> to mount the file space elsewhere and use a local home) and the
>> standard lookup
>> tools like
>> $ getent password USER
>> are fast as well.
>> However, and here is where I am stuck: when I want to log in to the
>> using the GUI, this takes forever. We measures it and it takes up to
>> 90 sec.
>> until it finally works. I also noticed that it is not reading the
>> /etc/nslcd.conf file but either /etc/ldap.conf or
>> /etc/ldap/ldap.conf. The
>> content of the ldap.conf file is identical with the nslcd.conf file.
>> I am using
>> TLS and not SSL for the secure connection .
>> Furthermore, and here I am not sure whether it is the same problem or a
>> different one, if I want to ssh into the Ubuntu VM, this also take a
>> very long
>> time (90 sec) until I can do that.
>> Strangely enough, our HPC cluster is using nslcd as well (I used that
>> nslcd.conf file as a template for the Ubuntu setup), authenticating
>> against the
>> same AD and that works instantaneous.
>> Does anybody has some ideas of where to look at? It somehow puzzles me.
>> I am a bit inclined to say the problem is within Ubuntu 14 as the
>> cluster is
>> running CentOS and my Debian chroot environment ist Stretch.
>> All the best from London
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