Posted by: walt-sjc
on September 27, 2007 01:14 AM
Personally, I find LDAP to be much more useful. I have everything authenticating against it - lots of different web tools (LDAP integrates into many CMS systems, wikis, etc.) plus proxies (squid), email, etc. Anything that doesn't support LDAP out of the box can usually be modified without too much work to support it.
Maintaining multiple password databases just seems so primitive now... Plus with LDAP, you can delegate admin access to subtrees and such, which you just can't do with simplistic flat user tables.
A quick little perl script imports / deletes users based on CSV files.