Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Using OpenLDAP for centralized data for OS X clients UNIX
At my work, we are primarily Linux-based, and try and to make our Windows and OS X clients behave in that world. Recently we've moved to storing all of our user, group, and automount data inside an OpenLDAP server. This works great for our Linux clients, but I found that there wasn't much step-by-step documentation for getting OS X clients configured to talk directly to a Linux OpenLDAP server.

So here's my documentation on how to set this up. Hopefully later this week, I'll also have posted the scripts we use to automatically sync our Linux automount configuration into our LDAP server in an OS X usable format.
    •    
  • Currently 2.50 / 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  (2 votes cast)
 
[14,347 views]  

Using OpenLDAP for centralized data for OS X clients | 3 comments | Create New Account
Click here to return to the 'Using OpenLDAP for centralized data for OS X clients' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Using OpenLDAP for centralized data for OS X clients
Authored by: anothergene on Nov 11, '04 11:15:15AM
According to this OS X uses open directory nativly, so it shouldn't be too much of a stretch to get it work.

[ Reply to This | # ]
Using OpenLDAP for centralized data for OS X clients
Authored by: adamshand on Nov 11, '04 02:41:34PM

You are correct that Open Directory is based on OpenLDAP, however Apple has made many minor tweaks to OpenLDAP and if you don't have an OSX Server to copy configs from it's not always obvious how to actually set this all up from scratch on a Linux box.

My hope was to save others from the process of discovering these one by one over the course of deployment as I did. :-)



[ Reply to This | # ]
Updated URL for Howto
Authored by: adamshand on Dec 11, '05 07:41:47PM

A software upgrade on my site broke the link to the howto so here is the updated correct one:

http://www.spack.org/wiki/AppleOsxIntegrationWithOpenLdap



[ Reply to This | # ]