2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 27, 2009 9:42 AM by Brian Krusic
Brian Krusic Level 1 Level 1
Hi all,

I've setup a Linux LDAP server and my Linux clients are happily LDAPing.

I've also setup a 10.5.5 clients to auth against the LDAP server and I can do ldapsearch commands all day long with good results.

However, some logins can find there home dirs while other can't. All users homeDirectory value in LDAP is set to the same location of /Volumes/homes/$user but only some accounts can actually find there home dir of /Volumes/homes/foo (for example). Those that can't find there home dir get redirected to /var/root.

Are there any docs for authing 10.5.x clients to OpenLDAP?

Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6
    Servers Enterprise

    +Are there any docs for authing 10.5.x clients to OpenLDAP?+


    Right hand column. Might have what you want?

    By authing do you mean authentication? Is your LDAP server also the KDC? If it is then perhaps authentication is failing because of time-sync issues? Server and clients must be within 5 minutes of each other. This can be expanded to 10. Be aware that network home discovery for OSX requires a fully working reverse pointer and ideally for clients to use the internal DNS Server to resolve DNS queries. If DNS is with your LDAP Server as well as DHCP then you could push this information out to your clients.

  • Brian Krusic Level 1 Level 1
    Hi Antonio,

    I don't have any thing setup with KDC. All I did was setup a basic OpenLDAP server so that my Linux clients can auth against.

    My OSX clients are able to auth (user name/password) but some can't find there home dirs. I'll check the link you sent, thanks for the response.