Main Inclusion Report for ldap-auth-client


  1. Availability:; available for all supported architectures.

  2. Rationale:

    • Easier LDAP client setup.
  3. Security:

    • ldap-auth-client is a meta package that only contains dependencies and no code, so the risk profile is extremely low
    • Since, this is a new package, no historical data exist.
  4. Quality assurance:

    • This package configures /etc/ldap.conf. The debconf code is basically the same as was used by libpam-ldap with minor fixes and updates.
    • The debconf configuration that was previously done in libpam-ldap and libnss-ldap has been consolidated in ldap-auth-config, which is part of this source package
    • This package does not deal with hardware.
  5. Standards compliance:

    • This package conforms with Debian Policy. These changes have been sent upstream and are being considered for inclusion in Debian.
    • Packaging system CDBS. This a very simple package containing dependencies.
  6. Dependencies:

    • libpam-ldap, libnss-ldap
    • Are these all in main? They are in the queue.
  7. Background information:

    • This package along with auth-client-config is an attempt make LDAP authentication simpler in ubuntu.



MartinPitt: ldap-auth-config is a noob-package; what is it good for? also, the package does not actually use auth-client-config, wasn't that the idea? Looks fine otherwise, but I'd like to see the final mechanism.

RickClark ldap-auth-config configures /etc/ldap.conf. This functionality has been moved from libpam-ldap and libnss-ldap. ldap-auth-client depends on libpam-ldap and libnss-ldap, which in turn depend on ldap-auth-config. That way it is possible to install either library and still get the debconf configuration. Does this answer your questions?

MartinPitt: looks good now, approved

MainInclusionReportLdapAuthClient (last edited 2008-08-06 16:19:59 by localhost)