FileCloud with OS X Open Directory

If you’re setting up FileCloud for your business, you likely want to link it with your directory services! In the admin panel under Settings, choose “LDAP” as your authentication type. Here’s a quick bullet list of what info goes in the other boxes:

  • LDAP Host: the FQDN of your Open Directory server (e.g.
  • LDAP Port: if you’re running plain LDAP, this would be 389. With security (LDAPS), 636. To find out if you’re running security (you should be), check the certificates configuration in
  • LDAP Account Name / Password: create a username and password with no login shell or home directory (“services only”).
  • LDAP User DN Template: you need to know your base DN for this. Generally if you’ve set up your Open Directory server after 10.8, this is the same as the FQDN. Then add the wildcard search for the User ID. uid=^NAME^,cn=users,dc=server,dc=example,dc=com
  • LDAP Search DN: this is your base DN again (e.g. dc=server,dc=example,dc=com)
  • LDAP User Filter Template: (&(objectClass=inetOrgPerson)(uid=^NAME^))
  • Mail Attribute: mail

I’ll put a reminder that I should write up a bigger post about figuring out these values on your own without too much Google at some point!