The following information can help you install and set up Linux User Management technology on your network to gain the advantages of eDirectory for user authentication. iManager can be used for basic setup, but you might need to use a command line interface to accomplish some specific tasks. In either case, you need to set up the computer to use eDirectory authentication and create and correctly configure the eDirectory objects.
This section guides you through the steps required to set up a Linux computer to use eDirectory for authentication, followed by the steps to set up eDirectory by using iManager. Tasks requiring a command line interface are described in Section 6.0, Using the Command Line to Configure Linux User Management.