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Thread: Ubuntu 12.04 client to OS X 10.6 OpenDirectory

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    Ubuntu 12.04 client to OS X 10.6 OpenDirectory

    I'm having trouble getting an Ubuntu 12.04 client to authenticate against OpenDirectory hosted on a 10.6 OS X server. I've followed the instructions at http://techblog.glendaleacademy.org/?p=7 and http://techblog.glendaleacademy.org/?p=27 and it worked well for 10.04 and 11.10. However, 12.04 doesn't seem to work if I follow those same instructions.

    Log files on the OS X server indicate that the user has successfully authenticated but the Ubuntu client auth.log gives this message:

    lightdm: pam_unix(lightdm:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=:0 ruser= rhost= user=user

    I can su as the user in the terminal, but can't log in as the user in the GUI. The screen just goes black and stays that way.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 client to OS X 10.6 OpenDirectory

    Quote Originally Posted by newbie-user View Post
    I'm having trouble getting an Ubuntu 12.04 client to authenticate against OpenDirectory hosted on a 10.6 OS X server. I've followed the instructions at http://techblog.glendaleacademy.org/?p=7 and http://techblog.glendaleacademy.org/?p=27 and it worked well for 10.04 and 11.10. However, 12.04 doesn't seem to work if I follow those same instructions.

    Log files on the OS X server indicate that the user has successfully authenticated but the Ubuntu client auth.log gives this message:

    lightdm: pam_unix(lightdm:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=:0 ruser= rhost= user=user

    I can su as the user in the terminal, but can't log in as the user in the GUI. The screen just goes black and stays that way.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    You have any luck figuring this out? I am trying to decide if I want to use Lion Server to authenticate my Ubuntu servers and websites and whatnot.

    Austin

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 client to OS X 10.6 OpenDirectory

    So I finally got back around to figuring this out and it turns out that I just needed to install nscd, as someone mentioned in a bug report that I can't seem to find the link to right now. All other installation steps were the same.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 client to OS X 10.6 OpenDirectory

    Quote Originally Posted by newbie-user View Post
    I'm having trouble getting an Ubuntu 12.04 client to authenticate against OpenDirectory hosted on a 10.6 OS X server. I've followed the instructions at http://techblog.glendaleacademy.org/?p=7 and http://techblog.glendaleacademy.org/?p=27 and it worked well for 10.04 and 11.10. However, 12.04 doesn't seem to work if I follow those same instructions.

    Log files on the OS X server indicate that the user has successfully authenticated but the Ubuntu client auth.log gives this message:

    lightdm: pam_unix(lightdm:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=:0 ruser= rhost= user=user

    I can su as the user in the terminal, but can't log in as the user in the GUI. The screen just goes black and stays that way.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    I know I should be able to figure this out, but I'm getting beat. Which log on OS X Server reported your successful authentication? If it is the ApplePasswordServer.Server.log, I'm finding my testuser for getpolicy lines but no auth2.

    I'm getting ready to work on a more detailed post for the forums, but wanted to do some searching here first.

    Tim

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