product description

Novell Kanaka for Mac provides Mac OS X users automated single login access to Novell eDirectory storage resources through flexible login options. The Kanaka Plug-in component allows users to simultaneously log in to Mac OS X and mount storage resources through a single username and password. The Kanaka Desktop Client allows users to access network storage resources after they have logged in as a local user to Mac OS X.

With the release of Novell Open Enterprise Server 11, Novell is distributing free of charge, Novell Kanaka for Mac as its Mac client for Novell Open Enterprise Server customers with current Maintenance Agreements.

New in Version 2.8

Note: Novell Kanaka for Mac 2.8 was developed to address a very minor security vulnerability that takes place while the product is being installed. In comparison to Novell Kanaka for Mac 2.7, there are no new features in Version 2.8. If you are currently running Novell Kanaka for Mac 2.7, we recommend that you do not upgrade to Version 2.8.

system requirements

The Kanaka Engine can be hosted on any of the following machines:

The Kanaka Plug-in can run on a Mac with OS X 10.4 or later.

The Kanaka Desktop Client can run on a Mac with OS X 10.5 or later.

The administrative interface can be run from any major Web browser.

For information about the installation requirements, see the Novell Kanaka for Mac 2.8 Installation and Administration Guide.

additional information

For other documentation resources, see the Novell Kanaka for Mac Documentation Web site at

For patches and product updates, see the Patches & Security Web site.