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Three new groups in Open Directory Server

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Apr 18, 2013 10:25 AM

I noticed that my Open Directory server has three new groups in WGM,OD Users, OD Administators and Should I treat these as I treated the other groups by assigning them members and group folders? I also noticed that now I have a System Administrator and a Directory Adminstrator, does that sound right? Should I keep both? Thanks

Xserve, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Using Open Directory and a secondHD
  • nicolas michel Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Apr 23, 2013 8:34 AM (in response to Bacartini)



    If I don't say stupid things, the System admin is a local one and the Directory admin is on the OD level.

    If you check dscl hierarchy, you'll be abble to verify it.


    So theses are 2 different users and both are needed.


    For  new groups, I don't see them on my server, but I'm not admin of the server, just admin of the OD, so they are maybe on the local branch.


    Hope it helps



  • nicolas michel Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Apr 26, 2013 3:10 AM (in response to Bacartini)

    Ok, thanks, I had forgoten the "show system records" trick.


    For the guest user, I don't see it in dscl.

    So I suppose it's not a user, just an "anonymous" authentication option in the sharing preferences.


    It's a bit like "others" in the posix rights permissions : User, group, other. User and group are existing and named, other are not named, it's just anybody that is not the named user and not a member of the named group.


    To keep things understandable, you should use an other name if you wish to configure a "guest user"

    You can manage the "enable guest account" option from WGM if you select a computergroup, in the preferences pane / login / options.


    Hope it helps



  • nicolas michel Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    May 2, 2013 1:12 AM (in response to Bacartini)



    Where did you see this guest account ?

    I mean, is it existing in any local files like /var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/users on on an OD ldap entry ?


    How many time do you need to login ?

    What is this error message ?

    Have you encrease the log level to see more deeply the problem ?


    You eventually should try to run a tcpdump session to capture what exactly happend




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