This chapter is from the book
What You’ve Learned
- Directory services centralize system and network administration, and simplify a user’s experience on the network.
- Open Directory is Apple’s extensible directory-services architecture.
- Directories store information in a specialized database that is optimized to handle a great many requests for information
and to find and retrieve information quickly. Information may be stored in one directory or in several related directories.
- Open Directory uses the LDAP standard to provide a common language for directory access, enabling you to maintain information
in a single location on the network rather than on each computer.
- The Open Directory service window of Server Admin lets you configure how a Mac OS X server works with directory information.
- Workgroup Manager enables you to create both local and network user accounts.
- Directory Utility is the primary application for setting up a Mac OS X computer’s connections with directories, and it exists
on both Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server.