I am attempting to get Macs, running os 10.7.5 Lion, to authenticate using OpenLDAP running on Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS. One of the things that I would love to be able to do is to use Apple's lovely Directory Utility client to physically edit entries on the LDAP server. I have set up my Root DN as cn=admin,dc=example,dc=com. However, I am unable to authenticate using the DU client to edit the entries stored in the LDAP. I tried using "admin" as a username, and "cn=admin,dc=example,dc=com" as well. Has anyone gotten this to work?
OS X Server uses OpenLDAP as it's LDAP server so the DU utility should be able to administer it. Without more information, we can't really troubleshoot this problem. Most importantly can you administer the LDAP server with Linux tools with the credentials you specified? If not see this guide on how to set the OpenLDAP http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_openldap_setup_server_client