PAM, LDAPS, and Policykit weirdness in Ubuntu 10.04 x86

Regarding my how-tos on using LDAP as a naming service for Ubuntu clients here and here, I seem to have bumped my head against an unusual and obscure scenario where if LDAP authentication has been configured with SSL, authenticating to Policykit-enabled applications as local administrator appears to break.

This has the weird effect of valid administrator credentials being rejected by applications such as Ubuntu Software Center – even though the same credentials can be used to log in to the system, with sudo on the command line, and in other applications that don’t use Policykit such as Synaptic Package Manager.

I have filed a bug report at the following link for reference:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit-1/+bug/892480

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