for new install ion server what is first DNS OpenDirectory Certificates

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by rockinmyshoe, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2012
    For a new fresh install of Lion Sever in what order should you do the following;

  2. macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2005
    Mooresville, NC
    I'd be tempted to say DNS, certificates, then OD. But I don't claim to be an expert.
  3. macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2009
    If you're sure you need an Open Directory server, then go through the steps of setting up the Open Directory as shown here: (these are for Mountain Lion but the process is similar enough.)

    If your machine supports it, I'd use Mountain Lion over Lion Server. Lion Server is rather half baked, caught between the old style Admin tools from earlier OS X Server versions, and the newer one. ML just works better.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2012
    Thanks for the reply. As for the need for OD I don't really know. The server is a test(learning) in VMware and is being run as local. I don't have a directory server existing on my home LAN.

    You made an additional point on MLS. Is it easier to use? I heard the adding of Web sites can be a challenge. But if it has more easier functionality I'm running a i5 mini with 8gb ram.

    I'm trying to create a server for a group of people that attended some language classes I was in. So to have a Web site and a Wiki
  5. macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2009
    If you're just going to be doing web services and a Wiki for a small group of users, Open Directory probably isn't worth the trouble. Also note that to run an Open Directory Master, you need more than one CPU core, so it might run rather poorly in VMWare on your 2 core i5 Mini.
    I'd still use Mountain Lion over Lion's server.
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2012
    I'm looking at max 20 user accounts, at most one or two logged in at a time. I would post/share audio files of words and phrases in the language. Users could login, download, possibly in the future upload files and edit the wiki.

    So I could get by with out Open Directory?
  7. macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    you need DNS configured for any directory service

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