I am starting to blog updates on our work with Apple in Australia and New Zealand.
Apple Australia and Novell have been collaborating on providing information to customer on how to integrate Apple operating systems and directory services with Novell products.
Many customers in Australia have placed demands on Apple to
integrate their Mac OSX operating system, with management, into their existing Novell environments.
Services included in this integration are:
Access to file services provided by Novell
Access to file services on Mac OSX Server
Access to Groupwise
Access to iPrint
Access to iFolder
A unified uniqueID (uidNumber) set by the OSX Server and copied to eDir
It is preferred that Mac OSX Server is integrated into the Novell environment allowing Mac OSX clients to interact with and receive the full featured environment provided by that server whilst maintaining the same user name and password across systems.
With this in mind Novell and Apple have embarked on a proof of concept project to research and document the “best practice” approach to integration.
Apple’s aim in supporting this project is to achieve seamless, robust integration into Novell’s technologies whilst utilizing the native Mac OSX and OSX Server environments.
Stay Tuned for more updates.