[Zope] PAM Authentication & RSA Authentication Manager

Jens Vagelpohl jens at dataflake.org
Tue Feb 1 18:53:33 EST 2005

On Feb 1, 2005, at 20:42, Tom Trelvik wrote:

> Andrew Milton wrote:
>> 1st, you need PAM support on every platform.
> 	True, but it's not like this is the only non-Zope dependency.  For 
> example, to use LDAPUserFolder I need python-ldap.

Yes? That's available even on lesser operating systems from M$. Is PAM?

> 	Now this makes the most sense.  Unfortunately, it also doesn't apply 
> to my situation, as I'm part of a larger organization, and want to use 
> the preexisting centralized LDAP (which I of course only have read 
> access to) to manage authentication so my users don't need a new set 
> of usernames/passwords, but I'll be *managing* the users locally (Not 
> sure yet exactly how that's going to work, still working through 
> documentation and whatnot (but I certainly wouldn't mind any 
> pointers)).

You can use the LDAPUserFolder in read-only mode so it does not try to 
write back to the directory and store group/role information on the 
LDAPUserFolder itself. That way the users log in with the same 
credentials *and* you can manage the roles they get in the Zope context 
locally. It's just a matter of configuration.


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