nuclient.conf(5) nuauth client configuration file




The configuration file nuclient.conf is used by all nuauth clients (for ex, nutcpc or nuapplet2).

The file is designed to be human readable and contains a list of keywords with values that provide configuration values for libnuclient. Configuration file uses the key=value format.

Note that strings must be enclosed into double-quotes signs (").

Global configuration file is stored in CONFDIR/nuclient.conf and per-user file can be stored in HOME/.nufw/nuclient.conf. Any variable set in the user file will overwrite the one set in the global file.

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The different configuration options are:

Name of the nuauth server (fully qualified domain name, or IP address).
Port number to use on the nuauth server (default: 4129).
Certificate authority used to check the validity of nuauth certificate.
Certificate file used to negotiate the TLS connection to nuauth.
Key of the certificate file from the nuauth_tls_cert option.
Certificate revocation list file to use. If the client is disconnected from nuauth, it will reload this file at reconnect.
If set to 1, suppress error if server FQDN does not match certificate CN (default: 0).


Nuauth was designed and coded by Eric Leblond, aka Regit (<[email protected]>) , and Vincent Deffontaines, aka gryzor (<[email protected]>). Original idea in 2001, while working on NSM Ldap support.

This manual page was written by Pierre Chifflier.

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