The other day, we took a look at installing Owncloud on a Mac mini. This is part two where we integrate Owncloud with Open Directory (OD). Again, we appreciate the help of @kolbyallen on these tutorials.
Owncloud has a user management you can use but if you deploy OD then you can sync passwords and users. This part assumes you have OpenDirectory enabled with a user that is in the “Directory Administrator” group. Also note that Owncloud does not keep users in the correct groups, it just provides synced user account experience. So let's get started:
Host: ml.macminicolo.net (your OD domain)
Base: dc=ml, dc=macminicolo, dc=net (think of dc taking the place of all periods)
Name: uid=adminusername, cn=admin, dc=ml, dc=macminicolo, dc=net
Password; <user pw>
User Login Filter: uid=%uid
User List Filter: objectClass=posixAccount
Group Filter: objectClass=posixGroup
Now you should be able to go the Users in the lower left and see all your OD users and then a listing of groups they can be added to. *NOTE: This will add all users in your OD, including the hidden ones. So be careful who you give Owncloud admin access to.
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