Topic: Mac OS X 10.5.3 -> Novell eDirectory
I'm trying to solve a problem at work. We're preparing to migrate to Leopard and currently have a few isolated systems. The department has it's own open directory (tiger) server and afp. This works fine (aside from ACL issues).
However, we are also required to allow students to login via a Novell eDir server which we do not control. The extras in the schema have not been loaded that many people suggest. Another individual previously determined a mapping in Directory Access for 10.4 clients to work.
Something like this:
Config name: novell
search and mappings:
Default Attribute Types
Users ( search base ou=users,o=emu )
(before the drop down on the right)
(then on the drop down for attributes)
Then the student directory was used for anyone logging in and we have a separate scratch partition they can modify. A login hook handles setting up the directory and cleaning it up.
The problem is that this no longer works in leopard. Authentication fails. We can't see the logs on the novell end. The login screen just hangs.
We also had problems with the dscl utility reading accounts until we changed the ldap.conf to never validate certs.