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* System-wide authentication and name service using a MySQL database. Applications do not need to be MySQL-aware or modified in any way.
* Storing authentication information in a database instead of text files.
* Creation of a single authentication database for multiple servers. This is often referred to as the "Single Sign-on" problem.
* Writing data-modification routines (IE self-management web interface).
libnss-mysql is similar to NIS or LDAP. It provides the same centralized authentication service through a database. What does this mean? Username, uid, gid, password, etc comes from a MySQL database instead of /etc/password, /etc/shadow, and /etc/group. A user configured in MySQL will look and behave just like a user configured in /etc/passwd. Your applications such as ls, finger, sendmail, qmail, exim, postfix, proftpd, X, sshd, etc. will all 'see' these users!
Official website: http://libnss-mysql.sourceforge.net/ MySQL for NSS systems ===================== Supported Operating Systems: o Linux o Solaris (Sparc or Intel) (2.6, 7, 8. 9 without PAM) o FreeBSD (5.1+) Supported MySQL Versions: o MySQL 3.23.9 - 4.1.x Supported Compilers: o GCC (2.95.2, 3.x) o Sun Forte Developer 7 C 5.4 NOTE: Solaris 9 is not fully unsupported. Su more»
This directory contains default configurations for the operating systems supported, as well as two additional examples illustrating different ways to set up your database under Linux (THEY WILL NOT WORK UNDER ANOTHER OS WITHOUT MODIFICATION). These examples will create a user 'cinergi' with a password of 'cinergi'. Assuming all goes well you should be able to log in as cinergi. Remember, since y more»
# $Id: NEWS,v 1.18 2005/09/04 03:34:00 cinergi Exp $ September 3, 2005 libnss-mysql 1.5 released January 30, 2005 libnss-mysql 1.4 released November 13, 2004 libnss-mysql 1.3 released March 28, 2004 libnss-mysql 1.2 released March 6, 2004 libnss-mysql 1.1 released July 12, 2003 libnss-mysql 1.0 released June 18, 2003 libnss-mysql 0.9 released January 25, 2003 more»
$Id: FAQ,v 1.6 2004/03/04 03:24:49 cinergi Exp $ Q: What is NSS? Q: What is PAM? Q: Which one do I more»
# $Id: ChangeLog,v 1.64 2005/09/04 03:34:00 cinergi Exp $ 1.4 - 1.5 * BUGFIX: Bug ID 1244484 - more»
Documentation Develop tests Support other NSS databases PAM library Solaris 9 PAM solution 64-bit li more»
libnss-mysql is Copyright (C) 2002 Ben Goodwin <email@example.com> It was created in May more»
# $Id: THANKS,v 1.2 2003/07/12 18:12:31 cinergi Exp $ I'd like to thank: Len Rose <firstname.lastname@example.org> more»