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How to Configure MySQL Authentication to use LDAP Service via PAM (Doc ID 1371858.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 04, 2023

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
It is expected that a working LDAP service is already available on port 389 for the purposes of this example.


To authenticate MySQL accounts using the external PAM system which will allow the use of LDAP for managing the account details rather than the MySQL system.


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In this Document
 Set up the LDAP Service
 Install the PAM Authentication Plugin
 Configuring PAM for MySQL
 Configuring MySQL to Use PAM Authentication
 Direct Authentication (Without Proxy User)
 Proxied User

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