Open Directory is an ldap-based Apple technology that is the centerpiece of its OS X Server product. It manages users, groups, computers, policies, managed settings, authentication and more.

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Mac OS X Server Open Directory does not push Software Update settings to clients

I have an Xserve G5 running Mac OS X Server 10.5.8 configured as an Open Directory master. I have also enabled and configured Software Update service on the machine. The SUS is configured to serve ...
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How can I disable a User Account from the CLI with Mac OS X Server Yosemite with pwpolicy deprecated?

Prior to Mac OS X Yosemite, admins were able to disable a Open Directory user by taking advantage of the pwpolicy command below: pwpolicy -a diradmin -p password -u username -disableuser or ...
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Create open directory replica of active directory server

I have an active directory server running on windows server 2012, and a mac osx 10.6 server capable fo running open directory. Currently, my mac server is connected to my AD server, however I would ...
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OSX Server NFS v4 Server

we are using an OS X Server for distributing home directories in our office with OpenDirectory. The protocol of choice became after a long way of painful testing NFS - not kidding - the only ...
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OS X Server NFS home directory mount options

we are running a couple of OS X clients in an open directory OS X server environment with home directories provide via NFS. The auto_home script allows to mount the home folder of the user without ...
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OS X 10.10 Server SMB3 homes issues

we are a small company with up to 8 developers using 8 imacs. To switch the desks we dreamed of remote mounted network homes (NFS/NIS like in linux / SMB ActiveDirectory like in Microsoft) and decided ...
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Authenticate Samba share via Kerberos using Open Directory

I have an Open Directory master on a machine called "minime" (El Capitan, Server 5). I further have a Samba server "tricky", running Ubuntu and a Mac OS X client "wallace". I want users on wallace to ...
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How to resolve “HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden” errors from iCal/CalDAV server after upgrade to Snow Leopard Server?

We recently upgraded our Open Directory Master & Replica to Mac OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard Server. We had a mismatched server FQDN & LDAP Search Base/Kerberos Realm, so we exported all users ...
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How to get Kerberos tickets in sync with OS X password changes?

I've traced an issue that's been plaguing us down to a "simple" problem: Kerberos tickets are not syncing with OS X Open Directory password changes. Another way to put this: Expired/expiring ticket ...
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How does data flow in a password change with Open Directory?

I'm trying to troubleshoot an OS X OD issue and I'm having a hard time finding anything concrete about just how data flows between clients and server. Specifically, I'd love to know what exactly ...
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How can I make Kerberos flush the credential cache when a user changes their password?

We've got a fun new issue after upgrading to OS X 10.10 client and server with Open Directory (from 10.8). When a user changes their password (using System Preferences or at the Login screen) it ...
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Kerberos Login Failed: Cannot resolve network address for KDC in requested realm - Kerio and Open Directory

I'm attempting to connect Kerio to an Open Directory instance. I'm using kinit to test the setup, and I get the following: $ kinit -V -S host/server.domain.co.uk@server.domain.co.uk ...
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OwnCloud on Synology-NAS should use OpenDirectory-Server (LDAP)

I got a little problem: I want to configure LDAP with OwnCloud. The LDAP-Service is my OS X Open Directory-Server. OwnCloud runs on Synology DS214play. Well, I got the domain bureau.example.com ...
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Binding a Windows client to Open Directory

Is it possible to bind Windows clients (to be specific Windows 8) to OS X Open Directory? The server is running OS X Yosemite. I have not yet found any resources that give a clear answer about this.
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Ubuntu server + Samba + PAM + Apple OpenDirectory

Due to various reasons, we are looking to migrate our file servers from OS X Server 10.9 over to a true Samba implementation running on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. We have Ubuntu up and running with Samba ...
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How to use Google Apps as an OD/AD/LDAP Provider

I see tons of solutions for allowing Google Apps to use external AD and LDAP services for login. However, I already have a ton of users setup in Google Apps already, and I'm trying to go the other ...
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OSX 10.6.8 can't find OD users after DNS change [duplicate]

I recently switched out a DNS server, to a more stable one, but now of my mac servers are giving me some trouble. When the network cable is in, I'm getting stuck at the login screen, even when trying ...
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OpenVPN and oLDAP configuration

I have a Linux VM setup with OpenVPN on Debian 7.8. I copied the client files over to my MacBook and iPhone and I'm successfully able to create a VPN connection without any issues. However, I'd like ...
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Is it possible to setup an OS X Server using one single DC (example instead of example.com) only?

We've run into numerous problems deploying OS X 10.10 Yosemite Server (4.0.3) in an environment that uses a single DC in their domain. The domain is "company" without any TLD, therefore the server ...
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Join ActiveDirectory (Win 2k8R2) to OpenDirectory(Snow Leopard)

The vast majority of questions and so on regarding the interoperability of Active and Open directories involves getting Mac clients to see an AD and auth against it. What we'd like to do is get a ...
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How to enable DIGEST-MD5 SASL mechanism in Open Directory?

We've created an Open Directory master on OSX 10.10 Yosemite + Server.app v4: $ sudo slapconfig -createldapmasterandadmin admin Administrator 1000 But it doesn't support DIGEST-MD5: $ ldapsearch ...
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Can OpenDirectory on OS X reasonably be configured to use an intermediate CA cert from an existing CA?

We're trying to set up OpenDirectory. It seems to want to create its own CA, and then an intermediate CA with a certificate signed by its own CA. I'd prefer to generate an intermediate CA certificate ...
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Open Directory and SAML Identity Provider

Our office has switched almost entirely from Windows to Mac OS X, and our local server is due for replacement. We use Active Directory basically just for user authentication. We're considering ...
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OSX Server 3, Mac clients binding to OD and Profile Manager failing

I've made a setup containing a Mac Mini with OSX Server 3 (Mavericks 10.9.2) using Open Directory and Profile Manager (Mail, etc all set up and working). Now the thing is, internally on the local ...
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Mini mac server returning:- attribute “entryCSN” index delete failure

I have an Open Directory(OD) server running on OSX 10.8.5. I have software connecting to it (a web interface) which is searching the LDAP for users. So I run the query on the web app, and look in ...
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10.9 Server DNS Server Having Intermittent Issues with Open Directory

I work for a school and we're undertaking the large task of moving from Xserves running 10.6.8 to Mac Minis running 10.9. I have a lot of experience with OS X Server (I held ACSA up until they ditched ...
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Accessing Active Directory list on Apple Remote Desktop 3

We are working on a project where a software needs to be deployed on a set of Mac clients connected to a Windows Active Directory server. Software will be pushed from a Mac machine using Apple Remote ...
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Kerberos broken when upgrading Snow Leopard Server to Mountain Lion

I work for a small company where there's no dedicated system admin. I was tasked with upgrading our file and calendar server to 10.8, which I did by upgrading the OS then installing the server tools ...
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How to recognize windows' permissions on a OSX server share

I have a server running OSX (Mountain Lion), accessed by a Windows 7 box. Investigating a permissions problem from the Win client, I open the permissions dialog on a network share's directory and see ...
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Add memberOf attribute to all users in OpenLDAP on OS X Lion Server Open Directory

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' ...
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Open Directory Password Location and Encryption Method

Background: I would like to use Google Apps Directory Sync (GADS) to synchronize user accounts and passwords from a Mac OS X Server (10.9) running Open Directory. GADS is installed on a Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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“Password Server: Stopped” on Mac OS Lion Server. Stops with error -1 during startup

Since I've restored the Open Directory from an archive because my Server crashed and the DB was corrupt. The password server does not start anymore. The log looks like this: Feb 14 2012 21:41:20 ...
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Ubuntu 10.04: Restrict LDAP Access by Group (OpenDirectory on Mac OS X Server)

In a nutshell, I want to authenticate users of a Ubuntu 10.04 Server against a Mac OS X Server's OpenDirectory LDAP but ONLY allow them access if they are a member of a group on the LDAP side. ...
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Open Directory over SSL / Mobile Accounts not working on Snow Leopard Server

I have a fully updated Mac OS X server 10.6.8 running on a Mac mini which I have open directory running on. I have 2 problems with the setup that the manual doesn't deal with and I can find any ...
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How to deal with BYOD users with OSX Server (10.8) and Mobile Accounts

I am moving over to an open directory setup with users able to create mobile profiles to allow for syncing of their home directory on their own machines and the server. However, since we have been ...
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Syncrepl support in Mac OSx 10.8 OpenDirectory

From Ryan Faas's article Apple's OpenDirectory does support overlays but I can't seem to enable the syncprov or accesslog overlays. Adding following block to slapd_macosxserver.conf turns the server ...
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OSX 10.8 w/ OpenDirectory - Admin log in as user? and switch to Admin?

I now have a OSX 10.8 workstation environment where the clients are bound to OpenDirectory on an OSX 10.6 Server and their home directories are stored on another OSX server. Two questions: Is it ...
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Debugging logon session errors when using Apple's Golden Triangle integration method

We are using the Golden Triangle setup for integrating our Mac OSX systems using a Lion (10.7) OpenDirectory server and a Windows 2008 Active Directory. We have been unable to modify the home ...
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SBS 2011 Essentials and too many new Mac users

We currently have about 15 users on a Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Server. I've just been informed that we plan to bring aboard about 15 more users that will be using Macs. We'll be using a Mac ...
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Connecting FreeNAS 8 to Mac OS X Lion LDAP Server

I currently have Mac OS X Lion Server running from a MacMini and want to use it purely as an LDAP server for authentication for FreeNAS 8. I have FreeNAS setup and running on a VM, all features ...
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What Is The Recommended Way To Backup OS X Open Directory?

We have recently bought a Mac Mini preloaded with Mountain Lion Server to use as an Open Directory master, and I'm not clear on how the data for Open Directory is supposed to be backed up. We are ...
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Open directory, external NFS file shares and automounter

This may be a big one. I've set up Open Directory on Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) with users to allow everyone on the network to logon to any client with these centrally stored users. Before this ...
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Mac OSX 10.7 server with 10.6.8 clients - old network accounts work, now ones created since May do not

I have a Mac OS 10.7 server, and a number of 10.6.8 clients in a school. For the last year and half, network accounts could log into the clients with no problem. There is a set of presets in ...
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Open Directory authenticated bind succeeds, but creates incomplete record

I have about a dozen Macs running 10.6.7 or 10.6.8, which are all failing to bind properly to my new 10.7.4 Server OD. I can bind them just fine via Directory Utility or dsconfigldap, and it reports ...
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Why is Mac OSX Lion losing login/network credentials?

Symptoms At work we have OSX 10.7.3 installed and every once in a while I will see the following behaviors: If the the screen is locked, then multiple tries of the same user/pass are not accepted. ...
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Will unbinding a server to an Open Directory Master remove its own file shares

According to this article: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3180?viewlocale=en_US I am required to remove the ldap binding of my second Mac OS X Lion server before I set it up as a replica server. I ...
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Mac OS X Server user unable to log in though log appears fine

Trying to troubleshoot a user who is unable to log into our server from a client. Client is bound to server and other users can authenticate. ApplePasswordServer.Server.log says the following when ...
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Making a mac network user administrator

I am attempting to setup an open directory authentication system for a small iMac laboratory. The open directory authenticates network users properly and allows a login on the Mac system although ...
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What commands will change Open Directory passwords?

I understand Open Directory to be OpenLDAP + SASL (Password Server) + Kerberos. It appears that OpenLDAP defers to SASL for authentication; I don't know about Kerberos. I want to change user ...
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Dynamically translate posixGroup to groupOfNames in slapd (Apple Open Directory)

I'm setting up an application to authenticate to Open Directory using LDAP. Open Directory stores groups in RFC 2307 posixGroups format, like this: cn: mygroup objectClass: top objectClass: ...