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Is There a Macintosh Active Directory Equivelent?

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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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The OS in question (for server and workstation) would be new versions of OS X.
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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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Thank you for your prompt response.

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Prompt and thorough, thank you for your response!
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