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Apple Training Series: Mac OS X System Administration Reference, Volume 1 by Schoun Regan, - Ed.

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Lesson 2. Accessing Local Directory Services

Time

This lesson takes approximately 2 hours to complete.

Goals

Understand the type of data stored in each of the BSD flat files and identify those used by the Open Directory plug-in

Use Directory Access to configure Open Directory on a Mac OS X computer to retrieve user records from BSD flat files

Modify data in the local NetInfo database with both Workgroup Manager and dscl

Understand how the DirectoryService process on Mac OS X uses plug-ins to access system information

Use the lookupd command-line tool to determine which agents, in what order, are used for a particular category of items

List the local data stores that Open Directory uses on Mac OS X

Use lookupd to search for different ...

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