Chapter 1. Accessing the Local Directory Service
This chapter takes approximately 3 hours to complete.
In this first chapter, you will learn the benefits and features of directory services in Mac OS X version 10.6. 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 connectors that you can configure) to provide access to multiple sources of directory data, including Microsoft’s Active Directory. You will also learn how ...