Open Directory is Apple's LDAP-based directory provided in Server.app. Open Directory is most often used to manage user accounts, groups, but it also contains settings and information for the entire networked system.

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OS X client gets SSL certificate error when trying to join OD

I switched from self signed to signing my own certificates using a CA I created on the server. OS X Server has a list of the certificates outlined in blue now for its hostname, Code Signing ...
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OS X client to OD if master is down

When joining an OS X client to OD, it seems you use the server of the master OD. However, if the master is down for reboot or maintenance, how does the client know to contact the OD slave? Would it ...
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Open Directory replication failed

I'm having trouble getting my secondary Open Directory server to replicate. This is on a brand new setup of OS X OD Master and Slave. slapd.log contains this: do_syncrepl: client_connect failed (-1) ...
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Setting default directory for home dir creations with OpenDirectory & Active Directory 10.9

I have a Mac server running 10.9 and some workstations running 10.9 too. I set up some users in AD to authenticate. It works well but I would like that at the first time they login on the workstation, ...
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Read only user for Open Directory

I need to authenticate against Open Directory on a linux box that has open-ldap installed. The program wants me to enter a username and password that can authenticate against OD. However, I do not ...
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how to check last time that OD Policy or MCX Refresh was run

Is there a method to get the date and time of the last OD policy update or MCXRefresh on a 10.6 or later Apple computer from the terminal?
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Open directory rebound, profiles not working

Our Open Directory server messed up last week and it resulted in the whole thing having to be rebuilt over the weekend. Most of it went smoothly however as the Open Directory Host Name was changed ...
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Why does Yosemite Server exclude some Users from a Group's Mailing List?

Is there an LDAP command command that: can change the relation between a user and her primary email address assign other email addresses as secondary on Yosemite OS X Server? Summary: ...
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OS X Server Open Directory Unavailable

I have a problem with OS X Server Open Directory. I can set it up on computers fine with a green light in System Preferences and when restarting/logging out it says that network accounts unavailable.
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Can OSX Open Directory filter imported groups from AD domain?

At the school I work at we have an Active Directory based network and I am trying to setup Profile Manager to control our iPads. Open Directory has imported/synced every single group in the AD tree ...
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Profile Manager asks admin password for any modification of profiles on client

i have configured a new Yosemite Server macine with MDM. All systems work fine. I just have a big problem when I apply changes to my client profile These changes are applied, but to all the clients ...
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Can't install enrollment profiles, logs show complaints about failed membership check for opendirectory group

Clean install of Yosemite. Using self-signed certificates, turned on Profile Manager, downloaded Trust Profile and created an enrollment profile from the web interface. Fails in Apple Configurator. ...
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setting LDAP search base with Open Directory

I'm trying to rebuild my Open Directory on Mavericks Server. On the face of it, it's dead easy using Server.app. However, I don't like the default settings that OD creates for the LDAP server. ...
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Replacing samba.schema (LDAP) on Mavericks Server

I have a Mavericks Server with Open Directory, where all my user information is stored. I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server which has hitherto served up files using NFS. My Mavericks desktop is having ...
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Brand New Mac Mini with OS X Server, Open Directory not working

I have a brand new Mac Mini I have installed the OS X Server app on it. DNS Settings report no problems. OpenDirectory will not stay operational. I never even had a chance to add any users. Can't ...
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Why won't this script bind to my server?

I am trying to figure out why this script is not binding client computers to the OD server. It is a firstboot script that is part of a netrestore image that runs at login. It does seem to run ...
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Integrating Active Directory into our Mac Mavericks Open Directory Domain

Help... :) We are adding an Active Directory server to our network, to assist with larger groups and email issues. Problem is, through searching I've found people who say it is easy and others who ...
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com.apple.quicklook.satellite problem with CoreData on Networked Home Directories

I have a fully controllable test network set up to work this issue I've had each time I set up my SOHO network. The network now consists of a 2010 MacMini server, using RAID0, running 10.9.4 and ...
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Authenticate against aliases from an OD for VPN Service

I'm looking for a way to authenticate using aliases or Full Names from OpenDirectory against our VPN server using 10.9.2 / Server.app 3.1.1. Under 10.5.8 Server, the VPN Server would authenticate ...
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After OD Admin is set up, email now signed with wrong certificate

I installed and set up OS X Mavericks server at the weekend. As part of the process, I configured Open Directory and used my "@mac.com" email address in the OD Administrator setup. I now find that ...
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Unable to use SSL or TLS to access OpenDirectory ldap server

I am unable to connect with my openserver system using SSL/TLS connection. There are no issues communicating without SSL on port 389 and can connect and retrieve directory information without issue. ...
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Uncaught exception raised in open directory client-side plugin

When I attempt to change the open directory settings for 10.6 server using ServerAdmin I get the following error. This prevents me from making any changes to any open directory settings for the ...
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Create network user with remote home folder

I have Mac Server with OpenDirectory configured. Then I create some network users with home folder located on server. Due to the high bandwidth of user usage, I want to add another server that only ...
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OSX Server - Messages - Jabber issue

My current environment is set up using AD-OD magic triangle, I have messages server set up and everything is logging on and connecting fine using Jabber. The only issue that I am having is that our ...
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Mavericks Server: Unable to use 3rd party SSL Certificates with Open Directory

We have a Mac OS X Server (Mavericks) - Mac OS X: 10.9.2, Server: 3.1 Our Open Directory Master is set up and running but we cannot for the life of us get it to accept our 3rd Party (DigiCert) SSL ...
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user both exists and doesn't

so I got a really wierd problem on my mac server I have a user that I thought was a open directory user, but it had the wrong UID. I then tried disconnecting the OD server, and try to login with ...
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OSX Open Directory Network Users Problem and Kerberos

I've got a Mavericks Server mostly working, but I still get some funkiness. Main problem is that I've been having a great deal of trouble getting network user accounts with home directories on the ...
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Do these messages in the LDAP log on OSX Mavericks Server mean anything?

Jan 26 06:23:05 server.mydoman.net slapd[329]: => bdb_idl_delete_key: c_get failed: DB_LOCK_DEADLOCK: Locker killed to resolve a deadlock (-30994) Jan 26 06:23:05 server.mydoman.net slapd[329]: ...
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OS X Maverick 10.9 Import SSL Cert from Windows Server 2008

I created Open Directory and ProfileManager with self-signed certificate. Now I try to replace the self-signed certificate with the already Signed Certificated currently use on our Active Directory ...
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Where is the NFSHomeDirectory attribute stored?

I have 2 Mac Servers, each of them set to be an OD Master, but are looking to a Sun LDAP server as well. The same user has a different value for the NFSHomeDirectory value when doing a dscl read on ...
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Mavericks Server Open Directory behind AirPort Extreme

I had a PPPoE dial up connection that returns the same IP, and a domain name that is registered to that IP. Now I had an AirPort extreme at that IP address, and I've setup DMZ to my Mavericks server ...
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Login to OS X Server User Account from Local Computer

I have OS X Server installed on a Mac Mini. I've created several user accounts, one of which is: Account Name: Bob Password: abc123 From the Mac Mini's login screen I can choose "Server" (main ...
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“Network accounts are unavailable” when logging into OS X Lion (Open Directory on localhost)

A Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 is running the Services: Firewall Mail Open Directory The role of the "Open Directory" service is "Open Directory master". After a restart the machine is no longer able to ...
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Cutting a Mac loose from Portable Home Directory

I have a MacBook Air (currently running Mavericks GM) and a Mac Mini server (running Snow Leopard Server) in my home. The Air uses a portable home directory kept on the Mini. Over time, the two home ...
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Cannot access certain MS Server 2003 Active Directory users with Mountain Lion Server's Server App

The magic triangle is working perfectly for some users. Other users are invisible to the OD master's Server App. Workgroup Manager can access all the users while Server App can't. Viewing permissions ...
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AFP: one user cannot access folder

We have a simple filesharing setup, where iMac users connect via AFP. This morning, one user could no longer access the base folder, despite no settings be changed. There are standard POSIX and ACL ...
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Network user losing administrative privileges after shutdown

Running into a strange problem with a newly deployed iMac running 10.8.4, bound to Open Directory & Active Directory, data migrated (via Migration Assistant) from an older iMac running 10.7... ...
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Listing RealNames of all the users of an Open Directory group in MAC OS X

I was looking an older post (http://superuser.com/questions/279891/list-all-members-of-a-group-mac-os-x/395738#395738) and I tried the code that the user Arne Stenström posted. members () { dscl . ...
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How can I open something in Mac with same Application every time

I want to play videos always by VLC or GOM player but when I chose Open with-other-then I chose the App and I check for "always open with" = it does work but not all the movie in same extention will ...
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HomeSync / Mobile - Settings & keychain missing

I've recently rolled out an Open Directory domain in our office. The domain has been set up so user profiles are synced with the server via HomeSync, so we could use FileVault2 to encrypt the ...
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Mountain Lion on brand new MacBook Air gives warning that it's using Legacy FileVault?

I set up FileVault a month ago on this new machine. Everything seemed to be working fine. But now when I go to System Preferences>Security & Privacy>FileVault when logged into a Mobile ...
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How do I create a network automount with Open Directory in 10.8 Server?

I am running Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" Server and using Open Directory to provide managed preferences and user accounts to the Macs on our local network. Any AFP shares on the Open Directory ...
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Is it possible to enable Legacy FileVault for a network user?

I am running Mac OS X 10.8 Server with File Sharing and Open Directory providing home directories to network users, so when users log in their home directory is automatically mounted over AFP. Is it ...
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Unable to activate mobile account

I am in a dead end. I am trying to settup mobile account on 10.8 Server, with 10.8 clients. So far, I got my Open Directory seted up server.name.private I created a new user in the Users tab, named ...
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How to fix OD diradmin account?

I am unable to add new accounts nor delete existing accounts in Open Directory despite being authenticated as diradmin. I can change existing user passwords though. Tried rebooting, no change. I ...
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How to fix failing Open Directory (database “cn=authdata” cannot be opened, err 12) after hang

A Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 server running Open Directory hung. SSH was still possible but the sudo reboot command didn't restart the server within 15 minutes. That is why a power cycle was issued. After ...
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Question about how networked users work

As I'm waiting for my new gleaming iMac to arrive, I'm considering buying OS X Server since it's only $20 now and offers Open Directory. We have two MacBook Pros, so I'd like to have all of us able ...
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Can Tiger clients bind to a (Mountain) Lion Open Directory Server?

I'm working with a new client that has a number of PPC machines running 10.4 that are currently connected to an Xserve running 10.4 server. Due to cost and compatibility issues, they're unable, at ...
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OS X Lion not able to login with regular open directory domain users

I've configured a Lion client machine to connect to my OS X server and use it for network logins. The diradmin works okay, but I tried to use a regular user, and it doesn't allow any other users to ...
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You don't exist, go away!

Once in a while (3 times over the past four weeks), I don't exist. The message in the title of this question is my response when I try to run ssh while not existing. Also, when I don't exist, if I run ...