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A couple of questions about openldap on MacOS X Panther
I apologise if these questions are more Mac-related than openldap
related, but I haven't been able to find this information out on any
Mac type resources, so I'm hoping somebody here can point me in the
- It would appear that the openldap installation that comes supplied
with MacOS X hasn't been compiled with kerberos/gssapi support.
e.g. if I try to connect to our (RH9) ldap server with an
authenticated connection I get a "no worthy mechs found" error
message. So, can I compile my own ldap and use it to replace the
apple-supplied one, or will it break things?
- On a similar line, the OSX Directory Access utility has a "Use
authentication when connecting" section, allowing you to specify a
distinguished name and password to use when connecting to the ldap
server. Does anyone know how this is actually used - the 'dscl'
utility seems to get data OK, with a correct and incorrect password
set here, suggesting that it's not being used.
I suppose what I really want is something that tells me how Apple's
system software interacts with openldap beneath, as Apple's docs seem
extremely limited in this respect.
University of Edinburgh