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Questions tagged [opendirectoryd]

opendirectoryd (previously known as "DirectoryService") is a launchd job for client access to local or remote directory systems

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opendirectoryd thinks it is offline

I have a macOS Sierra (10.12.3) machine hooked up to an AD domain aka "Network Account Server" but I am unable to change my password and I get the error below when I attempt to do so: The server is ...
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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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Loads of opendirectoryd error messages in system log

I'm seeing these errors in my MacOS (10.12.1) system log files in big amounts. Any idea where this may coming from? Didn't have success finding anything usable on Google so far. They seem to persist ...
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Cannot create new user in Single-user mode

I try to create new user using the following commands: /sbin/fsck -fy /sbin/mount -uw / launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.opendirectoryd.plist dscl . -create /Users/username But ...
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OS X Server: Open Directory PasswordService crashes

I'm running an OS X 10.9 Server (it's a Mac Mini) that is providing a few services (iCal, VPN, file sharing, etc.) to a small group of Local Network Users. After we installed a security update today, ...
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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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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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Directory Services / Open Directory - Differences as it applies to OSX

It appears that are two difference set of preferences, one for Directory Service and one for Open Directory. I always thought the latter was a implementation of the former (Open Directory implements-> ...
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List & documentation for Open Directory properties

Anyone know where I can find documentation on the various properties available for directory services on the Mac? man dscl only tells me that I can -create or -read a record. It doesn't tell me how ...
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opendirectoryd taking up 1/4 of the cpu and driving fans crazy on MacBook Air

Since a couple of days my 2011 13" MBA (i5, 1,7Ghz) has a very strange issue which I don't know how to get rid of. Every now and then (sometimes more times a day) a process called opendirectoryd ...