“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.”
I am familiar with the typical LDAP setup used with the Unix servers @ home and @ work. And although we have a few OSX Machines I’ve never had access to the server edition of Tiger to have a play around.
This article was great to get to know how the “Others” have it – and at least let me fain some level of understanding when it comes to OSX.
Keep posts like this coming.