Arthur de Jong

Open Source / Free Software developer

Release 0.8.3 of nss-pam-ldapd


This is an update for the 0.8 series that fixes some bugs and introduces some new features. The 0.8 series remains in development mode and several more bigger changes, enhancements and new features are planned. Users that require a stable release are encouraged to stay with 0.7 until 0.8 stabilises.

A summary of the changes since 0.8.2:
  • support using the objectSid attribute to provide numeric user and group ids, based on a patch by Wesley Mason
  • check shadow account and password expiry properties (similarly to what pam_unix does) in the PAM handling code
  • implement attribute mapping functionality in pynslcd
  • relax default for validnames option to allow user names of only two characters
  • make user and group name validation errors a little more informative
  • small portability improvements
  • general code improvements and refactoring in pynslcd
  • some simplifications in the protocol between the PAM module and nslcd (without actual protocol changes so far)
  • Debian packaging improvements

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