Preparing Open Directory for Kerberos

Linux uses a technology called KerberosAn authentication protocol for client/server applications. for directory services security. Support for Kerberos in Open depends on your version of OS X.

Mac OS X 10.5.x and Mac OS X 10.6.x

On these versions, Open Directory is configured for Kerberos by default. To verify that Kerberos is working, follow these steps:

  1. On the Open Directory server run Server Admin.
  2. Under Computers & Services choose the Open Directory server.
  3. The Overview page should show the message, "Kerberos is: Running."

If you do not see message, it must be configured and started.

Mac OS X 10.7.x and 10.8.x

Versions of Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8 server have changed quite a bit, please see the following Apple documentation: