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Apple Training Series Mac OS X Directory Services v10.5 by Arek Dreyer

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Chapter 1. Accessing the Local Directory Service

Time

This chapter takes approximately 3 hours to complete.

Goals

Create and edit local user records

Create and edit group records

Troubleshoot login issues

In this first chapter, you will learn the benefits and features of directory services in Mac OS X version 10.5. This chapter begins with a quick review of definitions. It then introduces more advanced directory services concepts, including how applications and operating systems use standardized requests for identification and authentication to the DirectoryService daemon (which uses plug-ins that you configure) to provide access to multiple sources of directory data, including Microsoft’s Active Directory. You will also learn how to use dscl (the ...

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