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Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Directory Services v10.6 by Ben Greisler, Arek Dreyer

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Chapter 4. Accessing an Active Directory Service

Time:

This chapter takes approximately 2 hours to complete.

Goals:

Configure Mac OS X to log in using Active Directory

Troubleshoot binding issues

Troubleshoot login issues

Active Directory is Microsoft’s directory services solution that provides LDAP and Kerberos services for identification and authentication. Many organizations with Windows computers use Active Directory because it provides these features:

• Security and policy management for Windows computers

• Tight integration with popular application servers such as Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server

• High availability, with the ability to place multiple replica servers across geographic locations in a multimaster configuration ...

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