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How to Configure LDAP Authentication for macOS Directory Services

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To retrieve authentication information from a macOS Directory server, configure it as an external LDAP authentication server.

Configure LDAP Authentication for macOS Directory Services

  1. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box > Infrastructure Services > Authentication Service
  2. In the left menu, select LDAP Authentication.
  3. Click Lock.
  4. Enable LDAP as external directory service.
  5. In the Basic table, add a new entry for each Base DN. Configure the following settings:
    • LDAP Base DN – Enter the distinguished name for the user organizational unit.
    • LDAP Server / Port – Enter the IP address and port for the macOS Directory server (default: port 389).

    • Anonymous – Select No.

    • LDAP Admin DN / Password – Name and password of the administrator authorized to perform LDAP queries.

      The password can consist of small and capital characters, numbers, and non alpha-numeric symbols, except the hash sign (#).

    • Group Attribute – Enter gidNumber.
    • Cache LDAP Groups – Enable checkbox to display groups by name.
    • Logon to Authenticate – Enable checkbox.

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  6. Click OK.

  7. Click Send Changes and Activate.

You can now retrieve authentication information from your macOS Directory server.

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