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

    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.

    • http://www.krypted.com admin

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