Arthur de Jong

Open Source / Free Software developer

Release 0.9.4 of nss-pam-ldapd


This is an update for the 0.9 development branch of nss-pam-ldapd that includes a few small improvements. Development has slowed down a bit and the current release should be reasonably stable. Focus now will be on further testing and stabilising.

Users are encouraged to test this release and report any problems. The pynslcd implementation is not considered as stable as nslcd yet.

A summary of the changes since 0.9.3:

  • also handle password policy information on BIND failure (this makes it possible to distinguish between a wrong password and an expired password)
  • fix mapping the member attribute to an empty string
  • any buffers that may have held passwords are cleared before the memory is released
  • increase buffer size for passwords to support extremely long passwords (thanks ushi)
  • increase buffer size for DN to support very long names or names with non-ASCII characters
  • log an error in almost all places where a defined buffer is not large enough to hold the provided data instead of just (sometimes silently) failing
  • logging improvements (start-up problems, login failures)
  • small improvement for Solaris

Get this release from the downloads section.

Ideas, comments and patches for functionality are more than welcome. Please drop a note on the nss-pam-ldapd-users mailing list with any ideas or patches you may have.