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Perl NIS authentication

by NASAdave (Initiate)
on Feb 20, 2013 at 19:07 UTC ( #1019828=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
NASAdave has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

So I am trying to get a script to authenticate against NIS - here is code that I am using to test:
#!/usr/bin/perl use Authen::Simple::NIS; use Net::NIS; my $default_domain = Net::NIS::yp_get_default_domain(); my %nis_hash = (); %nis_hash->{'domain'} = Net::NIS::yp_get_default_domain(); my $nis = Authen::Simple::NIS->new(%nis_hash); if ( $nis->authenticate( "user", "testpass" ) ) { print "Success\n" ; # successfull authentication } print "done\n" ;
It always returns 0 even though I know the user is valid in NIS, and doing a strace shows it using the correct NIS server and securenets looks good... - I swear I have checked everything - any ideas?

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Re: Perl NIS authentication
by VinsWorldcom (Vicar) on Feb 20, 2013 at 19:59 UTC


    use strict; use warnings;

    at the top of your code to see some warnings / errors with what you posted.

    I don't have a NIS server to test against, but I'm willing to bet if your credentials are correct, the following (untested) may work:

    #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use Net::NIS; use Authen::Simple::NIS; my $default_domain = Net::NIS::yp_get_default_domain(); my $nis = Authen::Simple::NIS->new(domain => $default_domain); if ($nis->authenticate("user", "testpass")) { print "Success\n" } print "done\n";

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