Mac OS X Server v10.5, 10.6: Enabling wiki access for Active Directory or third-party LDAP server users

When using a Mac OS X Wiki Server that is bound to Active Directory, some configuration may be required in order to allow users to authenticate using their Active Directory credentials. Third-party LDAP servers that are accessed via the LDAPv3 plugin may require the same configuration changes.

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In Mac OS X Server v10.6.3 and later the Wiki service supports Digest MD5 authentication, which is supported by the Active Directory connector. If all users and the server are bound to the same Active Directory domain, no additional configuration is required to support Active Directory users.

For multi-domain forests in which the Mac OS X Wiki server will be bound to a different domain than users accessing the Wiki Server, the Wiki Server should be configured as detailed in the "Additional Information" section below.

In order to authenticate Active Directory users in Mac OS X Server v10.5.x, 10.6, 10.6.1, or 10.6.2, and/or to support users stored in some third-party LDAP servers, you must enable clear text authentication for wikid. Note: In order to prevent sending passwords in the clear across the network, it is recommended that you also configure the wiki server for SSL.

Enabling clear text authentication for wikid

Open Terminal and execute these commands on one line each: 

sudo serveradmin settings teams:enableClearTextAuth = yes
sudo serveradmin stop teams
sudo serveradmin start teams


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