3.1 Enabling Native File Access and Protocols

Micro Focus Kanaka for Mac enables communication between macOS and eDirectory through either AFP (Apple File Protocol) or CIFS/SMB (Common Internet File System/Server Message Block).

When you enable either of these protocols, you subsequently enable Native File Access, allowing macOS users to do several things:

  • Access files on the network

  • Map network drives

  • Create shortcuts to the servers

IMPORTANT:Micro Focus Kanaka for Mac adds considerable functionality to macOS connected systems through Native File Access. Native File Access must be configured on each server that a Mac with either the Kanaka Plug-in or the Kanaka Desktop Client might want to connect to. This includes servers with user home directories as well as servers with collaborative storage folders.