xscreensaver and ldap authentication

Tormod Volden lists.tormod at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 13:41:34 PDT 2014

On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 2:54 PM, Yan Seiner wrote:
> I know this is somewhat OT for this list, but I've run out of options...
> I am trying to get xscreensaver to work with PAM, and in particular with
> ldap.  I've tried all sorts of things, including saslauthd, and nothing
> works.  There doesn't seem to be a way to unlock the screen once locked
> unless the user is local (/etc/passwd and /etc/shadow).
> Is it possible to use xscreensaver with ldap and if so, how do I go about
> it?

Hi Yan,

Are you sure your xscreensaver is built with PAM support? I'd suggest
you first test out PAM with something else than LDAP, see for instance
http://blog.bofh.it/debian/id_444 for some ideas. Finally, maybe
http://ldots.org/ldap/ can be of help.


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