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Installs and configures nslcd.


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Version information

  • 0.2.0 (latest)
  • 0.1.0
released Nov 24th 2015
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise >= 3.0.0 < 2015.3.0
  • Puppet >= 3.0.0 < 5.0.0
  • , , RedHat, CentOS

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  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'OpenConceptConsulting-nslcd', '0.2.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add OpenConceptConsulting-nslcd
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install OpenConceptConsulting-nslcd --version 0.2.0

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Tags: ldap, pam, nss, nslcd


OpenConceptConsulting/nslcd — version 0.2.0 Nov 24th 2015


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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with nslcd
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  6. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  7. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


This module installs and configured nslcd to get pam/nss data from ldap.

Module Description

This module allows you to install and configure the nslcd daemon (and its dependencies), to provide ldap support for PAM and NSS.


What nslcd affects

  • nslcd package and service
  • /etc/nslcd.conf


Simply include/contain/required/declare the nslcd class. It includes a few sane defaults, so it should work out of the box. However, we recommend that you declare the class and override a few parameters:

class { 'nslcd':
  ldap_uris => ['ldap://'],
  ldap_ssl  => 'on',




The module has been tested with Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04, Debian 6 and 7, and Puppet 3.7. It should work Puppet 3.x. For additional OS support, you should contribute it back upstream!

The module doesn't support setting the rootbinddn and rootbindpw attributes, but it can be easily added.


If you want to improve this module, send us a patch of pull request!