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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Open Directory not working on select macs

We run a mac office, and have several iMacs with networked users that log in to our mac mini server running Mavericks and the OS X server app. We bought 2 iMacs last week, and have set them up just as ...
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dscl -append OD users

I need your help for our SSO project. We are using the 10.6 Server as an OD to authenticate Google & Moodle and we need to modify the existing user account in the OD using the "dscl -append" in ...
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bind linux (Debian) to Open Directory

I run Open Directory with OS X Server (Mavericks) and need to bind my linux server to it so I can login with my Mac OD user. I'm not familiar with OD/LDAP, so I need step by step guide here. I have ...
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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 ...