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Our school's website has the ability to pull user authentication from a LDAP source. They "support" and LDAP. Unfortunately, to pull group membership you must have a memberOf attribute in each users' record. OS X Lion Server does not store users group membership in their record by default.

I've read about OpenLDAP's memberOf overlay, and I am hoping that will work. But I don't know how to set it up, I've read the comment on How do I configure Reverse Group Membership Maintenance on an openldap server? (memberOf) but I'm not comfortable importing the LDIF until I know better what it does and if I have to import an ldif for each user. Also, I believe Open Directory uses posixGroups not a groupOfNames.

Questions: Is it possible to enable the memberOf attribute in Apple's OS X Open Directory implementation of OpenLDAP? If I enable it will it dynamically update the memberOf attribute when I add users to groups with Workgroup Manager? How do I enable the memberOf attribute?

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Did you find any solution ? I'm searching for the same thing for a while ... –  Yvan GODARD Dec 19 '13 at 21:44

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If you already search a solution to do this, I have written a post on my blog with a workaround solution and script : http://www.yvangodard.me/ldapsync-une-synchronisation-dun-groupe-opendirectory-vers-une-branche-ldap-organizationalunit-groupofnames-avec-une-alternative-a-overlay-memberof/ https://github.com/yvangodard/ldapSync

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