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Mac® Security Bible by Joe Kissell

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25.7. Summary

This chapter provided an overview of the security considerations in Mac OS X Server that go beyond those of the standard version of Mac OS X. After comparing the two operating systems briefly, I discussed the main security issues any Mac OS X Server administrator must take into account. I then explored Open Directory, which lets an organization store credentials for a large number of users in a centralized database — in particular, Password Server and Kerberos, two mechanisms Open Directory can use for authentication. I also discussed the important decision of which services to run and which to avoid on Mac OS X Server and how to configure the accounts of administrators and other local users on the server.

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