UNC AFS Client Installation Guide for Macintosh Systems

Loading the openafs package

The OpenAFS client for Mac OS X 10.11 is available to download from www.auristor.com.

  • When you download the AFS client, the installer’s disk image (DMG) file will mount on your desktop. Double-click AuriStor-client-0.43-ElCapitan.dmg, then double-click the Auristor-Lite.pkg icon in the pop-up:
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  • click Continue, and Agree to the licensing terms.
  • In the Auristor Client Cell Configuration screen, enter the following:
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  • Local Cell name: isis.unc.edu
  • Alias for local cell: isis
  • Click Continue, and if prompted, type in your computer’s username and password.

AFS will dynamically load after a few seconds and the AFS icon will appear on your desktop.

NOTE: The Finder does not display the AFS volume on the Desktop unless the user has selected ‘Connected servers” in Finder->Preferences->General

Getting a New Token

First you will need to create a file named /etc/krb5.conf using a plain text editor (i.e. TextEdit) then copy and paste the following:

default_realm = ISIS.UNC.EDU
 allow_weak_crypto = true
  kdc = krb0.unc.edu
  kdc = krb1.unc.edu
  kdc = krb2.unc.edu

To get new tokens use the AFS control panel:

  • Click the Apple icon in the top-left corner of your screen, and select System Preferences.
  • In the “Other” section, click on OpenAFS.
  • On the Tokens tab, click Get new Token. Enter your Onyen and password.
  • Make sure the following boxes are ticked:
  •    AFS Menu
  •    Backgrounder
  •    Use aklog


Uninstalling AFS

If you wish to uninstall AFS at any point do the following:

  • Double-click AuriStor-client-0.43-ElCapitan.dmg, then double-click the Extras icon in the pop-up:
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  • The Extras folder will open. Double-click the Uninstall-OpenAFS.command icon and then the Uninstall.command icon.
  • Openafs will be removed from your system.