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Open Directory Node disappeard

625 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 4:48 AM by Antonio Rocco RSS Calculating status...
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Nov 10, 2012 3:15 PM

10.5 Open Directory

I seem to have lost access to the existing OD.

WorkGroupManager doesn't snow the /LDAPv3/ anymore - only the local default directory.


I think it may have happened when I accidently change the Preferences/Sharing computer name to another hostname on the local subnet.  I returned the value to its original but now I can't get the directory contents in WGM.


The path to the database specified in Admin Server for the OD looks to have all original content: /var/db/openldap/openldap-data.


Regardless of how this happened, is there a way to recover the WGM access to the original content that seems to be still there?


And no, I don't have a recent archive of the Open Directory data base.  Can I fake one based on the existing and restore it, or some such?

Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,100 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 4:48 AM (in response to



    Assuming you've "connected" to the Server using WGM, simply click on the small blue globe icon. From the pulldown menu select Other. Within the presented list you should see an entry for LDAP. Select this and in the following column you should see the loopback adress.


    Select this and click OK.






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