Apple Training Series: Mac OS X System Administration by Schoun Regan

By Schoun Regan

This finished, technical reference advisor presents in-depth details on Apple technical structure. it's going to train the reader the best way to set up and configure machines; architect and retain networks; permit, customise, track and troubleshoot quite a lot of providers; and combine Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, and different Apple applied sciences inside a networked atmosphere. The publication covers myriad process management issues from listing providers integration to Tiger Server deployment, Xsan management, accountmanagement most sensible practices, safety top practices, and extra. Following the training targets of the Apple qualified approach Administrator examination, this booklet is an ideal complement to Apple's personal education classification and a in-depth technical reference for present approach directors and engineers.

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If a password is stored in the user record, it is stored in crypt format. 8. It serves as a unique identifier for the group. Part 1: Directory Services Administration 37 38 Part 1: Directory Services Administration Lesson 2. Accessing Local Directory Services Time This lesson takes approximately 2 hours to complete. Goals Understand the type of data stored in each of the BSD flat files and identify those used by the Open Directory plug-in Use Directory Access to configure Open Directory on a Mac OS X computer to retrieve user records from BSD flat files Modify data in the local NetInfo database with both Workgroup Manager and dscl Understand how the DirectoryService process on Mac OS X uses plug-ins to access system information Use the lookupd command-line tool to determine which agents, in what order, are used for a particular category of items List the local data stores that Open Directory uses on Mac OS X Use lookupd to search for different types of user information This lesson introduces you to how Mac OS X accesses directory data stored on the computer, how to configure Mac OS X for local data access, and how to manipulate local directory data.

4. Run dscl in interactive mode by typing dscl localhost. 5. At the prompt (/>), type list. A list of data paths is displayed. For example: Bonjour NetInfo SLP SMB Search Contact 6. At the prompt, type cd Search. The prompt changes to indicate that you are now in a path that can be used to search directory services for information. 7. List the categories of records that can be searched by typing ls. The ls command is the same as the list command. The records in a folder are organized in a hierarchy.

3. Create a second user account for Isadora Jarr with the following values: Name: Isadora Jarr Short name: isadora Password: ml8ml8 Password hint: White Rabbit Give Isadora's account administrative authority. 4. Quit System Preferences. Exploring Directory Services With dscl The dscl utility is very useful for finding out what information is returned when DirectoryService requests are made. Since it is a command-line utility, it can be used remotely with ssh. Part 1: Directory Services Administration 33 34 Part 1: Directory Services Administration 1.

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