Integrating Mac and Linux with eDirectory

Mac OS X clients can be integrated with Novell’s eDirectory out of the box for the purposes of authentication. Beyond that, I often see questions about other integration options with eDirectory and Mac OS X online and I almost always point people to this article, by Randall Saeks, which is a great document to get you started. Given that the article was written in 2006, a little more work may be needed to get specific features of Leopard working (to be specific, schema extensions), but it’s a great starting point overall. But Novell isn’t targeting just Mac OS X clients. They also provide a document on getting started with Linux integration (obviously SUSE but also RHEL).


  • Jordan
    January 29, 2010 - 10:54 am | Permalink

    How can OSX clients authenticate out-of-the-box against eDirectory? I’m having the damnest time getting mine to do it. I’ve found plenty of guides (including Saeks) about full integrations but I don’t want that, I just want to authenticate some users.

    • January 29, 2010 - 12:12 pm | Permalink

      In that case an untrusted bind should be fine. 10.6?

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