[torqueusers] Authentication on cluster nodes

Prakash Velayutham prakash.velayutham at cchmc.org
Thu Apr 16 12:18:22 MDT 2009


I am successfully using LDAP for name services and Kerberos for  
authentication in our Torque/Moab cluster.


On Mar 23, 2009, at 6:36 PM, Garrick Staples wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 11:21:03PM +0100, delaplag alleged:
>> 4sure i'm also using it.
>> In fact my question was more : do you need to get every users
>> available on each nodes. I've seen that there is a pam module which
>> maybe can fit my request (pam_pbssimpleauth)
>> The final point would be that domain users are only known on submit
>> nodes and computing nodes are not even talking with AD.
> Yes, users need to be visible on the compute nodes.
> How you do that is up to you.  There are lots of reasons for  
> different methods.
> I've used NIS and LDAP in the past.  I currently use flat files.
>> Does pam_pbssimpleauth is made for that ? I've a build error, can
>> someone provide a bit of support for building it?
> pam_pbssimpleauth provides authorization (not authentication or
> identification).  It OK's a login if the user has a job running.  If  
> the
> authenticating user does not have a running job on that node, then  
> the login is
> rejected.
> What was your build error?
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