NSS-MySQL allows you to authenticate UNIX groups and users using a MySQL database. It uses the NSS API which provides an abstraction layer between the UNIX authentication API and the related data. NSS-MySQL currently supports the passwd, groups and shadow services. NSS-MySQL is highly configurable and should work with most reasonable database designs.
Current release is 0.41. If you're upgrading from a previous version, you should read UPGRADE before installing this new version. ChangeLog:
You will documentation in the distribution especially in SHADOW, README and INSTALL. For more information about NSS-MySQL development, see our Savannah page.