Chapter 3. Accessing a Third-Party LDAP Service

Time

This chapter takes approximately 3 hours to complete.

Goals

Populate an LDAP service with all the information required to support Mac OS X network login

Configure Mac OS X to use an LDAP service for identification and authentication

Troubleshoot binding issues with an LDAP server

If your organization has a standard LDAP service that provides directory services, it is easy to integrate Mac OS X into your LDAP service. But what if your LDAP service doesn’t have all the data required to enable users to log in to Mac OS X and automatically access a network home folder?

In this chapter you will consider two specific cases: standard installations of the LDAP service from the open source project OpenLDAP ...

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