A Mac using design agency in Ilminster, Somerset gave me a call yesterday about a problem they were having with their OS X Server installation, that was stopping them using Traffic, their Wordflow Management Software. They couldn’t login using their normal local user details. They’d phoned around a number of places, including Western Computer in Bristol, who’d had managed to get them as far as enabling the root user account, but didn’t progress things any further.
I quickly got a remote support session setup using iChat and surprisingly easily solved it. For whatever reason the local user’s password seemed to have got corrupted. Quickly adding a new user confirmed that the local Users database was not corrupt, so we simply backed up the user data, recreated the account, did a quick bit of Terminal.app magic and problem solved. All rather basic.
There was a message appearing in the system.log that seemed to suggest that the LDAP server was repeatedly crashing – (org.openldap.slapd995): Exited with exit code: 1 – but that will have to stay for another day as they weren’t using any of the authentication services that would require it, such as File Sharing.
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