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On the machine with Windows, log into your tree.

Run the downloaded installation executable. Browse to the location where you would like to install the product. Generally sys:kanaka is a common location used. Once you have your path selected, follow the steps and finish.

At the server console, load the Kanakasc.nlm. (usually sys:kanaka/kanakasc.nlm)

From a web browser, load the Novell Remote manager (no client needed) by entering http://<server ip >:8008 or secure https://<server ip >:8009. On the left menu, toward the bottom you will see Kanaka with a manage option. Select this option. The first time you enter this interface, you will be prompted to start the setup wizard. These are the steps you will follow:

  • You will be prompted to start the Kanaka configuration wizard. Click “Start Wizard”.
  • You will be prompted for the license. You can upload the file and place it in the installation directory that was chosen for Kanaka on the server that is running KanakaSC.NLM.
  • You will install the required schema extensions.
  • You will be prompted to login as a user who has rights to create objects and set rights to the server object (usually you will choose your main admin login.) Kanaka will set the server object rights and create its own proxy user object to obtain information from eDirectory and perform operations.
  • Build the index of users, by entering the context(s) where the user objects for the users you want to have access to their home directories through Kanaka reside. You have the option here to select one level or to include subordinate levels as well.
  • Setup the AFP volumes. Examples are shown as you go through this step.

Now Kanaka is configured and ready to use. To run on a Mac OS X workstation, open a browser on the workstation and go to the Novell Remote Manager Interface (same as above) Once in the Kanaka Management interface, select “Retrieve Kanaka Client” from the left menu.

Run the installation package, Kanaka 1.0.mpkg, and click “Continue.”

Accept the license agreement. Kanaka will be installed on the root volume which contains the System, Library and Applications folders.

Configuration is in the Directory Access application

  • Open Directory Access.
  • Enable Kanaka and click “Configure”
  • Enter the URL to access NetWare Remote Manager as the address of the Kanaka server. Click “OK”.
  • Click on the “Authentication” tab. Select “Custom path” from the Search pulldown option. Select the “/Kanaka/Auth” entry in the Available Directories view and click “Add.”
  • Click “Apply” and log out.

You should now be able to log in as an eDirectory user and have your home directory automatically mounted.


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