This guide demonstrates interacting with directory services with the Open Directory framework introduced in OS X v10.6. Directory services provide a centralized way for applications and services to retrieve information stored in directories. The Open Directory architecture consists of the DirectoryServices daemon, which receives Open Directory client API calls and sends them to the appropriate Open Directory plug-in.

Organization of This Document

This book contains the following chapters:

See Also

Refer to the following reference documents for Open Directory:

For more information about writing plug-ins for Open Directory, read: