Binding Apple's Open Directory from the Command Line

29 Oct 2009 Binding Apple's Open Directory from the Command Line

Here is a trick I use a couple of times a month to get finicky compute nodes in a Apple compute clusters to correctly bind to their LDAP / Open Directory master. This started working as of OS X 10.4, and to my knowledge it still works as of OS X 10.6.1.

Bioteam uses a pretty standard architecture, where the portal has the IP address and domain settings below. Modifying those for your particular setup is left as an exercise for the reader.

ldapsearch -h 192.168.2.254 -b "dc=cluster,dc=private" -x

slapconfig -setldapstatic 192.168.2.254

Apple’s “Directory Utility” GUI app is great, but for cluster maintenance you really can’t beat the command line.

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  • scottyb
    Posted at 03:10h, 27 August Reply

    Chris, still works as of 10.6.7 😀 Just used it to bind all of my nodes, which did not seem to want to bind via the GUI….

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