OS X server new pc users unable to login

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by conway268, Jun 13, 2016.

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  1. conway268 macrumors newbie

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    added a new iMac to our domain, but when users attempt to login, the password field shakes as if incorrect. Checked and triple checked users network credentials. They can log in from other iMacs on the network.

    Thank you for your help
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    It would help if joy would say what Domain are you using? I ask because the answer could be different between Donain versions!
     
  3. conway268 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    We are currently using a .local domain. Please let me know if you require any addition info
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Domain like a Microsoft domain! Or did did you setup a Open Directory?
     
  5. conway268 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Open directory.
     
  6. DJLC macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, so: Apple does discourage using .local, but in your environment it shouldn't really matter much...

    Double check the following: is the time on the new iMac in sync with the server? And can you perform forward and reverse DNS lookups when logged in to the new iMac with a local account (Network Utility -> Lookup -> type in hostname of server and confirm it resolves to the server IP, then type in the server IP and confirm it resolves to the hostname of the server).

    If the time doesn't match, make it match. :)

    If DNS fails, double check the DNS settings on that iMac and confirm it's using your server for DNS. Your server should be the only DNS entry on the iMac and should be the only DNS address given out by DHCP. That should cause both forward and reverse lookups to resolve correctly.

    In my experience these are the two most common reasons for an OD client to fail to authenticate a network user.
     

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