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twoodcc
Mar 11, 2007, 11:19 PM
ok, i'm new to OS X server, and i'm having a hard time with it. i'm trying to use Open Directory, but how do i get a client computer to be able to log in to the server?

i have setup Directory Access correctly, i think, on the client machine. but how do i get it to look for the server at the login screen?



Nermal
Mar 11, 2007, 11:28 PM
You should have an Other option on the login screen. If not, check your Directory Access settings again.

twoodcc
Mar 11, 2007, 11:30 PM
You should have an Other option on the login screen. If not, check your Directory Access settings again.

is there a certain Directory Access setting that i'm missing? i have the client binded to the server (i think), and i have everything set right (i think). i used a turtorial to set it up, and searched apple documents online as well

Nermal
Mar 11, 2007, 11:53 PM
I've only done it with AD, so I'm not certain of the details with OD. However, I believe that you want to use LDAP and add the OD server in there (click New and add it).

twoodcc
Mar 12, 2007, 12:02 AM
I've only done it with AD, so I'm not certain of the details with OD. However, I believe that you want to use LDAP and add the OD server in there (click New and add it).

thanks. yes, i have done that. do i have to use DHCP service with it for it to work?

twoodcc
Mar 12, 2007, 09:45 AM
surely someone around here has used mac os x server? please help me out if you can

twoodcc
Mar 13, 2007, 10:55 PM
well, i got to login my server one time, and after updating to 10.4.9 i can't login anymore!

i found this error in my LDAP log:

slapd[12622]: SASL [conn=53] Failure: no user in database\n

what does that mean?

twoodcc
Mar 14, 2007, 12:02 PM
surely someone around here has used mac os x server?

MacsRgr8
Mar 15, 2007, 03:40 PM
Waitup....

for Open Directory to work this must be the working order:

- Setup Mac OS X Server preferably on a network with a DNS on which a DNS entry has been made for your Mac OS X Server.
- Setup the Mac OS X Server as a Open Directory Master (choose a Direcory Administrator shortname, default = diradmin, and password). You'll notice the Kerberos realm to be akin the DNS entry of you Mac OS X Server
- Create Users in the Open Directory: First Open Workgroup Manager, click on "authenticate", choose for LDAP v3, 127.0.0.1, and enter the diradmin name created above, then create users

- Go to your client Mac. Ideally this Mac shares the same DNS as the server.
- Goto Directory Access, and double click LDAP v3
- Click on "new", and enter the DNS name of your Mac OS X Server / OD Master (can do with IP address aswell)
- It should confirm the OD settings.
- Make sure that in System Prefs, Accounts, Login Options, the "Automatically Login as.." is unchecked.
- Reboot the client Mac, and login as OD User.