Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Directory Services v10.6: A Guide to Configuring Directory Services on Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server v10.6 Snow Leopard

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The Apple-Certified Way to Learn

Completely up-to-date for Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard and certified by Apple, this is the official reference guide for the certification exam preparation course for Apple Certified System Administrator and Apple Certified Specialist-Directory Services. Using task-based instruction and strong visuals, this guide provides in-depth technical information on the directory services architecture in Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server. Cross-platform solutions ...

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Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Directory Services v10.6: A Guide to Configuring Directory Services on Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server v10.6 Snow Leopard

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Overview

The Apple-Certified Way to Learn

Completely up-to-date for Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard and certified by Apple, this is the official reference guide for the certification exam preparation course for Apple Certified System Administrator and Apple Certified Specialist-Directory Services. Using task-based instruction and strong visuals, this guide provides in-depth technical information on the directory services architecture in Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server. Cross-platform solutions are emphasized in both instances. In working with Mac OS X, students learn how to use network accounts and Kerberos authentication with any common directory service, such as Apple's Open Directory, Microsoft's Active Directory, or an industry-standard LDAP server. In working with Mac OS X Server, students learn how to manage Apple's Open Directory server. Students also learn how to integrate Mac OS X Server into an existing directory services infrastructure.

In-depth technical reference provides the details users need to become expert Mac OS X system administrators.

Focused lessons take you step by step through practical, real-world tasks.

Ample illustrations help you master techniques fast.

Chapter goals and time estimates help you plan your study routine.

Chapter reviews and self-quizzes summarize what you've learned.

The Apple Training Series serves as both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum for the Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server certification programs. This book is a component in the training track for Apple Certified System Administrator and Apple Certified Specialist 10.6 certification. Work through this book as self-study material or attend a class at an AppleAuthorized Training Center. To learn more, please visit apple.com/training.

Look for these other Apple Training Series books:

Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.6

Mac OS X Server Essentials v10.6

Mac OS X Deployment v10.6

Mac OS X Security and Mobility v10.6

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321635327
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/2009
  • Series: Apple Training Series
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Getting Started xiii

Chapter 1 Accessing the Local Directory Service 1

Exploring Directory Services 2

Creating and Editing Local Users 17

Creating a Local User Record with dsimport 29

Creating and Editing Local Groups 42

Troubleshooting Directory Services 54

What You've Learned 58

References 60

Chapter Review 60

Chapter 2 Accessing an Open Directory Server 63

Configuring Open Directory Clients 64

Configuring Directory Services Search Paths 79

Troubleshooting Binding Issues 84

Troubleshooting Login Issues 94

What You've Learned 111

References 112

Chapter Review 112

Chapter 3 Accessing a Third-Party LDAP Service 115

Populating an LDAP Server for Network Login 116

Configuring Mac OS X to Log In Using a Standard LDAP Server 128

Troubleshooting Binding Issues 147

Troubleshooting Login Issues 150

What You've Learned 156

Mac OS X Server References 157

Chapter Review 158

Chapter 4 Accessing an Active Directory Service 161

Configuring Mac OS X to Log In Using Active Directory 162

Troubleshooting Binding Issues 185

What You've Learned 196

References 197

Chapter Review 200

Chapter 5 Configuring Open Directory Server 203

Configuring Mac OS X Server as an Open Directory Master 204

Managing Data Stored in an Open Directory Master 226

Troubleshooting Issues Configuring Mac OS X Server as an Open Directory Master 244

What You've Learned 253

References 254

Chapter Review 255

Chapter 6 Configuring Open Directory Replicas 257

Configuring Mac OS X Server as an Open Directory Replica 258

Troubleshooting Open Directory Replication 273

What You've Learned 286

References 287

Chapter Review 288

Chapter 7 Connecting Mac OS XServer to Open Directory 291

Configuring Mac OS X Server to Connect to an Existing Open Directory Master 292

Configuring a Service to Use an Open Directory Network User or Group Record 301

Troubleshooting Binding Issues 312

Troubleshooting Authentication Issues 320

What You've Learned 343

References 345

Chapter Review 346

Chapter 8 Integrating Mac OS X Server with Other Systems 349

Configuring Mac OS X Server to Supplement a Third-Party Directory Service 350

Configuring Mac OS X Server Services to Authenticate in a Third-Party Kerberos Realm 382

Configuring a Third-Party Server to Use an Open Directory KDC 388

What You've Learned 391

References 392

Chapter Review 394

Index 397

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