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Is There a Macintosh Active Directory Equivelent?

Is there an equivelent to Active Directory in the Macintosh world? Something that can be used for centralized administration, assignment of permissions, and organization of resources?
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dfxdeimosAuthor Commented:
The OS in question (for server and workstation) would be new versions of OS X.
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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
In OSX the equivalent of Active Directory is called Open Directory.  

OSX Server version contains all the same types of tools as Windows Server to manage users, permissions, groups, accounts etc.

You can read more here ...
http://www.apple.com/server/macosx/
http://www.apple.com/server/macosx/technology/opendirectory.html
http://www.apple.com/support/macosxserver/opendirectory/

And for the real geek
http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Networking/Conceptual/Open_Directory/Introduction/chapter_1_section_1.html
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dfxdeimosAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your prompt response.
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dfxdeimosAuthor Commented:
Prompt and thorough, thank you for your response!
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