Questions tagged [open-directory]

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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Create Local Network Directory User on OS X server via Terminal

I found this post: How can I create an Open Directory network user with a command? but it didn't have any answers on it. I know there's a way to create a local network directory user, but I cannot ...
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Open Directory - Restrict User logon to one Computer

I have suddenly been given control of Open directory. I know nothing about open directory so if this is an easy, but dumb question I am sorry. I need to be able to restrict users to one computer. ...
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After Security Update 2019-003, OpenLDAP is corrupted. How can I recover?

I installed the Security Update 2019-003 this morning. The update went awry, and produced on (postgres) induced panic on the host, a second attempt succeeded. After the update, slapd will not launch ...
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Online Open Directory services? Can we install profiles before setting up Macs?

So we're setting up a subsidiary company in another country, and we will be needing a bunch of Mac Minis that some part-time (hourly) employees will use. The employees will be rotating between the ...
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How can I create an Open Directory network user with a command?

I know I can create a local user with: sudo dscl . create /Users/firstlast RealName "FIRST LAST" How can I create a network user on Sierra or High Sierra?
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Moving an OD “mobile” users to a standalone standard user on macOS

My company has finally moved away from Open Directory using Enterprise Connect and I was wondering if anyone knew how to move a "mobile" account to just standard Users. We have had some success in ...
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Why can't I access File Sharing when Open Directory is enabled in macOS Mojave?

Here's the procedure I have followed: Install a fresh copy of macOS Mojave to an APFS volume Perform initial OS configuration and create 'admin' user at first launch. Assign a static IP from 192.168....
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Windows File Sharing for Local Network Directory accounts in macOS Mojave

I'm struggling with how directory services and local Mac accounts interact. I'm hoping to not have to specifically assign the 'Windows File Sharing' option to each user individually or Network ...
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What is password recoverable in RADIUS server (related to upgrade to macOS 10.14)

I am thinking about migrating from maOS Server to a dedicated opensource RADIUS server. In their Service Migration Guide Apple states the following: "Converting to the open source version allows ...
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How to go level up in file select window

An application has the button to select folder. When I click it it opens a file/directory selection dialog. Is it possible to know the current path of directory I see in this dialog Is it possible ...
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Sierra stuck at login screen - password doesn't work

This has happened to me twice in the past week. I put my MacBook Pro to sleep while my user account is logged in. When I return, I enter the correct password and it shakes, as if the password were ...
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Profile installation failed: No user identifier found in record

I have a Mac High Sierra (10.13.2) connected to Open Directory. The server is a OpenLDAP Linux Server With Apple Configurator I created a Email Profile to config email account. In local users I don'...
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How to remotely connect to a laptop's local users directory?

besides opening ssh- is there a way to connect and read local users defined in a machine? Edit - further info. My goal is to actually run an analysis on my network - to find out which local ...
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How can I add another Directory Admin on OpenDirectory

Right now, I am planning to have another account on my OpenDirectory on our Mac Server. How can I add another Directory Admin on OpenDirectory? I already added a user but I thinks it's not it. I ...
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Are there any low-level settings in local Directory Service that can increase the blocking time after typing wrong password?

I find there's a global policy that can temporarily block/disable a user (only 1 minute) after authenticating with wrong passwords a few times. But what I want to do is to increase that 1 minute to a ...
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How to disable Open Directory to startup with Mac OS X

I was recently given a computer by the IT dept. at my company, right before the IT guy left for a few days... However it isn't configured to be used: From what I understand this is called "Open ...
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Why is my Mac listening on port 625?

My Mac is listening on port 625. This listing by Apple of common ports used by macOS and Apple software claims that it has something to do with Open Directory. However, my machine doesn't have any ...
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Fixing error 73 AND Open Directory without Internet

I have been messing with an old PowerMac G4 running OSX 10.5 Leopard Server trying to get Open Directory running on a small network I set up for testing purposes. I can't find anything useful online ...
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Device Manager fails to start on a macOS Server 5.2

I have setup a working Open Directory Master on on Mac-Server-1 running macOS Sierra and macOS Server 5.2 (latest as of today). I have also successfully started the Device Manager and enrolled a ...
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How to initiate iOS software updates remotely on managed devices?

I am trying to setup the so called "Profile Manager" in Apple's Server to manage a number of iOS devices for the family. The main purpose is for me to be able to (1) remotely restart the devices and (...
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How to recover the built in Directory Service data?

AFAIU, OS X has a collection of built in users, and one of these users is 'mysql' user. The reason I am making this guess is, the first time I have installed mysql server using the dmg, it installed ...
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Enable SSH and Remote Management via Profile Manager

I've been working on getting some iMacs enrolled on an Open Directory, and using Profile Manager to push some settings that are useful for our office (some essential Dock items, a few security ...
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Problems with creating Open Directory Replica on OS X Server 5.1

Background: Two Macs which are running the same Operation System: Mac OS X 10.11.6, OS X Server 5.1. When I try to set up the second Mac as a replica server, it always shows an error as the ...
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Can not setup open directory due to host name

In activing Open Directory on a new install of OS X, I am able to put in a diradmin name/password, and they I get the following dialog: This computer's host name is invalid. The host name does ...
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Open Directory network user last logon time

I am looking for a bash command to query my LDAPv3 server from the client side in order to find the current user's last logon time.
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Mavericks Open Directory: a user can't open or modify files he's created

The OS X server & clients are on 10.9.5. I've got a client who's had some issues, various corruptions, etc.. I had to re-create the entire user, and in doing so, have some permissions issues. ...
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How to open path in Double Commander from Terminal

If I type open $(pwd) or open /anypath/ I will get the path opened in Finder. How I can achieve similar results but with the path opening in Double Commander instead?
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Slow login and Terminal loading time in Yosemite, possibly related to open directory

I have a problem with slow login times in Yosemite. Logging in is speedy after booting, but after a while (a few days usually) it slows down and can take 20-30 seconds. The time to load a new ...
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Opedirectoryd taking >90% of CPU + thousands of messages in console per second

Some time ago our company laptops started to overheat. At first it was nothing serious but after a while almost all our macbooks started to act more like ovens than computers. The issue seems to lie ...
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Using OS X Server resources on non-Macs

I currently have two Mac Mini servers with several Mac clients and everything works well (DNS, Open Directory, Contacts/Calendar/Messaging, File Sharing, Time Machine, etc). I'm open to introducing ...
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Set user expiration Yosemite server.app

How do you set local network user expiration using server.app? This action would block the user to log in after a given date.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...