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OS X Mountain Lion Server For Dummies by John Rizzo

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Configuring Open Directory

You can do several Open Directory tasks with the Server app, depending on how you configured your server during initial installation and setup, including importing users and groups from another Open Directory server or Active Directory server and creating an Open Directory master.

The Server app is also good for adding or removing users and groups and for other user account management tasks.

Creating an Open Directory master or replica with the Server app

Open the Server app from the Dock or the Applications folder. If prompted, enter the username and password for the local administrator. To set up an Open Directory master (a shared directory domain), follow these steps:

1. In the sidebar of the Server app, select Open Directory.

The Open Directory pane appears, as shown in Figure 5-2.

Figure 5-2: The Open Directory pane of the Server app.

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2. Click the big switch to the On position.

Open Directory Assistant launches.

3. In the Configure Users and Groups dialog, shown in Figure 5-3, choose Create a New Open Directory Domain or Join an Existing Open Directory Domain as a Replica. Then click the Next button.

Figure 5-3: Choosing to create an Open Directory master or a replica.

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4. Type a name and password for the directory administrator and ...

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