Arthur de Jong

Open Source / Free Software developer

Release 0.8.10 of nss-pam-ldapd


This is an update for the 0.8 series that includes a few smaller changes. With this release the 0.8 series should now be considered stable and should be preferred over the 0.7 series.

The 0.8 series has a few advantages over the 0.7 series. Apart from numerous small improvements and new features the biggest changes are:

  • support for Solaris and FreeBSD
  • introduction of pynslcd, an experimental alternative for nslcd
  • addition of a validnames option
  • checking shadow attributes for PAM authorisation
  • support mapping to the objectSid attribute
  • support pam_unix when not getting shadow information from LDAP

A summary of the changes since 0.8.9:

  • documentation improvements
  • fix a problem that causes the PAM module to prompt for a new password even though the old one was wrong
  • log successful password change in nslcd
  • install default configuration file with reduced permissions (further protection for CVE-2009-1073)

Get this release from the downloads section.