[K12OSN] Authenticating From an OSX Server

Jim Kronebusch jim at winonacotter.org
Wed May 4 17:03:15 UTC 2005

> I've been watching the thread on authenticating against an 
> LTSP server, but I would like to do the exact opposite.  I 
> would like my LTSP servers to authenticate from our OSX server.
> Our OSX server, Panther soon to be Tiger, hold all of our 
> student accounts as well as many teacher accounts.  I would 
> like to be able to log into any LTSP or Windows computer on 
> campus and have that users OSX directly mounted and 
> accessible automatically.  
> Since OSX is basically Unix I would think this should be 
> possible, but it's a bit beyond my knowledge at this point.  
> At least without a ton of "hunting and pecking" for the right 
> solution.  I'd rather do it right the first time.

Strictly theory here, but couldn't you export the users home directory
from the OSX box with NFS.  Then create a blank folder on the Linux
server preferably named the same as the exported directory from OSX.
Set the linux server to mount the exported dir on startup.  Then set the
Linux box to auth via LDAP to the OSX box.

Nevermind, just saw Chris' post with actual "instructions" :-)

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