I have an LDAP-server running on one server and an NFS-server running on another server.
This arrangement seems to work providing I manually configure the LDAP users UID, GID home directory location etc. to match that of the NFS servers users UID, GID and home directory locations.
So when logging into the system with the ldap-client results in the user being able to access their respective remote NFS home directories.
I could write a script to mirror the user details on the LDAP-server with that of the NFS-server, no problem with that, but is there a more elegant way to do this? Is there an application that connects LDAP to NFS when they are located on separate systems? So for example, if users are created/deleted on the LDAP-server, this information is synced to the NFS-server.
I've searched around on the net looking for any documentation, tutorials etc. on how to run ldap and nfs on two separate servers, but so far have not found anything. The tutorials I have found show how to build LDAP and NFS on the SAME server.
Is this just one of those scenarios where systems administrators have to employ their own scripting solutions to get these two technologies to play nicely with each other?