Lesson 1. Understanding Directory Services


This lesson takes approximately 1 hour to complete.


Understand the need for directory services to store system data such as user records

Identify what system data is appropriate to store using directory services

Learn the relationship between a requestor, such as an application, and directory services data

Learn how directory services enable data to be shared between multiple requestors

Understand how directory services allow requestors to retrieve data from multiple sources

In this first section of the book, Part 1: “Directory Services Administration,” you will learn the benefits and features of directory services in Mac OS X version 10.4. This first lesson introduces you to ...

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