Integrating Open Directory with Active Directory
In This Chapter
Understanding Active Directory and Open Directory integration
Connecting a OS X Mountain Lion Server to Active Directory
Leveraging Active Directory user and computer information
Setting up Mac clients to be managed by Active Directory
Configuring Open Directory to utilize Active Directory single sign-on
Microsoft Active Directory is a fact of life for most corporate networks. With Mountain Lion Server, you can provide native services to Mac clients within a larger Windows network.
Apple provides every Mac with an LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) plug-in and an Active Directory plug-in that allows a Mac to receive authentication from Active Directory. The plug-ins also enable the Mac to access information from Active Directory, allowing for single sign-on. However, the client plug-ins ...