Articles by: afp548contributor

Single Sign On for AFP using AD

How to kerberize your OS X Server when using AD for authentication.

I was going to write up my own, but Michael has done a great job of documenting all this and there’s nothing I can add. For what it’s worth I prefer the Unix-centric method halfway down the page.

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Apple Releases Security Update 2004-09-07

Get your update from Software Update or from Apple’s Update page.

A gargantuan boatload of fixes including Safari and Kerberos, so read the link to find out exactly what. This update is for 10.3.4-5 and 10.2.8.

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Mail Server Shootout – Call for Entries Now Closed

I’ve got a solid list of 10 mail servers, so give me a bit to put together the review…

I’m hoping to put together a fairly lengthy review of mail servers available for OS X Server and I want to make sure I don’t miss any. Read on for what I’m going to compare.

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Learn How to Use Your Xserve RAID Card Before You Get It

Had an Xserve with the RAID card on order since before time began?

As of 10.3.5 you can take a look at man megaraid or at Apple’s RAID card docs and learn how to use it before it comes.

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How to Build a RAID Mirror Without a Re-Format

Ever wished that you had setup your Mac OS X Server with a boot RAID before you installed everything? Afraid that making a RAID mirror now will require you to backup, format, and restore?

Read on to see how to create a RAID mirror without formatting your drive.

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AD/OD Group Synchronization

This script synchronizes AD group membership with OD group membership.

Use this to better manage MCX settings for AD groups. You can download it here.

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AD-OD Integration Whitepaper – Updated

A detailed overview of how to integrate OS X clients into an Active Directory environment while still retaining the ability to manage the clients with the OS X Server tools.

Now up to version 1.4. Lots of changes including a section on troubleshooting. Grab the AD Integration pdf here.

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The Keys to the Door of the SSH Tunnel

Now that you know how to make a SSH tunnel how can you make it work without a password challenge?

Useful for automated processes, and lazy fingers, a public-private key set may be what you are looking for. You can also use keys with a passphrase for even more security.

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The Light at the End of the SSH Tunnel

Stuck behind a draconian firewall and you need access to your Mac OS X Server? Read on to find out about the only tunnel on your Mac where you are not likely to be eaten by a grue…

(Updated 8/16/2004, 2:03 PM EST)

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OS X Server Add User Script

Quick script that will allow you to add a user from the Command Line

Get the script from the Downloads section.

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