Mac Thread, Remove or turn off Open Directory Authentication from LDAP plug'n? in Technical; I've been imaging labs and about 90% of the computers are giving me the following message at the login screen. ...
12th July 2013, 08:51 PM #1
Remove or turn off Open Directory Authentication from LDAP plug'n?
I've been imaging labs and about 90% of the computers are giving me the following message at the login screen. We have AD & OD binding and we've been running this for years so I know this would pop up for a little bit when computers first startup but this stays on the screen period. At first I thought it was AD causing this issue but turns out it is OD.
I can login with AD credentials without an issue. It seems that it's OD that's having an issue. If I try to use one of the users I have on the OD server it shakes out and won't login.
Since I have no use for OD/LDAP Authentication I removed LDAP from the "Search Policy Authentication Tab" from "Directory Utility" and this does fix the issue at the login screen but I can't be doing this manually on hundredds of computers.
If I remove OD all together then all the computers & labs will lose printing, shares, settings etc. since we use the OD server for all of this.
Oh and though OD Authentication breaks as seen by the "Network accounts are unavailable" message the computer do still get all the settings from the server still such as printers, shares, etc.
12th July 2013, 08:59 PM #2
I'm guessing if you try to remove LDAP in the master image it then restores itself when you image and it joins OD?
12th July 2013, 10:43 PM #3
I used to have it in the Master image because I had it set to not require authentication to bind. Now with Mountain Lion it seems I cannot do this so I left it out of the master image. Now when they bind after being imaged they have to bind using the diradmin user/password. Before it bound without user/pass which is how I preferred it.
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