The Building Blocks of Open Directory and OS X User Management

“Managing user accounts is a fundamental task for any systems administrator. Working with user and computer accounts in a network is often a common part of many IT and technical support jobs as well. To manage user accounts in a Mac OS X environment, it helps to understand how they are stored and accessed on both individual workstations and in shared directories in Mac OS X Server. This article covers the conceptual and practical aspects of how Mac OS X workstations and servers use Apple’s Open Directory architecture to store and make use of user account information.”

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  1. 2006-01-16 8:32 am