Chapter 2. Accessing an Open Directory Server

Time:

This chapter takes approximately 3 hours to complete.

Goals:

Configure a Mac OS X computer to bind to an Open Directory server

Configure directory service search paths

Troubleshoot binding issues

Troubleshoot login issues

In Chapter 1, “Accessing the Local Directory Service,” you examined users and groups in the two local directory nodes. Although the local directory is certainly fascinating on its own, you may be more productive if you take advantage of Mac OS X’s ability to use directory services to access network user accounts and network home folders.

This chapter examines the process of binding Mac OS X to Mac OS X Server to gain access to the identification and authentication services ...

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