To use the Kanaka Plug-in, simply log in as an eDirectory user. Kanaka provides contextless login, so just the common name of the user is needed. After login, the user’s home directory is mounted and a link is placed in the Dock or the mount point is displayed on the desktop, depending on the Kanaka Policy configuration (see Section 11.5, Policy for more details). Kanaka also discovers and mounts group shared storage and places it in the Dock or on the desktop depending on the Kanaka Policy configuration.
Figure 7-1 macOS Dock with the Kanaka Plug-in and Mounted Network Home Directory Displayed
In the graphic above, the network home directory is mounted and is displayed with a network icon, which varies in appearance based on the version of macOS. All of the shared directories to which the user has access are placed on the Dock next to the home folder icon. The Kanaka Plug-in Console provides users identity information, current quota details, and the ability to change the eDirectory password.
Figure 7-2 The Kanaka Plug-in Console Displays Identity Information
Figure 7-3 The Kanaka Plug-in Console Allows Password Management
Figure 7-4 The Kanaka Plug-in Console Displays Storage Capacity Information