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Lesson 9. Accessing Network Services > Configuring Network Directory Services

Configuring Network Directory Services

In addition to configuring discovery service protocols, the Directory Access utility is also used to configure directory service options. You select which directory service methods to use and the configuration options for each service. Although Mac OS X includes support for several different networked directory services, this lesson will focus on how to configure the two most common types of directory services: LDAP and Active Directory.

Configuring LDAP in Mac OS X

As mentioned earlier, LDAP is the industry-standard method for communicating directory information over a network. Unfortunately, there is much variation in the organization of that information. The configuration options range from very easy to very difficult.


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