Earlier this year, Novell announced “Novell Kanaka for Mac” available free of charge for all OES customers current on maintenance. I am now pleased to announce a new version — Kanaka 2.7. Mac usage is growing everywhere, and Novell wants to be a big part of it!
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 2.7
For detailed information on each of these product updates, refer to the Novell Kanaka for Mac 2.7 Installation and Administration Guide.
Updated Interface – The interfaces for the installation packages, Web browser-based management, Desktop Client login, and user self-management have all been updated.
Login Script Parsing – Kanaka 2.7 now offers the ability to parse login scripts. When you select an option in the Kanaka policy, the Kanaka Plug-in or Desktop Client mounts storage based on drive mappings in the eDirectory login scripts.
Certificate Management – Enhanced SSL Certificate Management enables you to generate your own SSL certificates. The certificate is a 2048-bit RSA private key and is stored as a .pem file in the Engine config directory. Novell Storage Manager Container Based
Collaborative Storage Support – In addition to group based collaborative storage support in Novell Storage Manager, Novell Kanaka for Mac now supports container based storage.
The Kanaka Engine can be hosted on any of the following machines:
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP2 or later
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 or later
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 Installation and Administration Guide. The download is available at www.novell.com/center.
For other documentation resources, see the Novell Kanaka for Mac Documentation Web site at http://www.novell.com/documentation/kanaka.