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To create a new Open Directory and MacOSX user on the Unix shell:

1. Create OD user:

root# dscl -u diradmin /LDAPv3/127.0.0.1 -create /Users/hans RealName "Hans Wurst"
root# dscl -u diradmin /LDAPv3/127.0.0.1 -create /Users/hans UserShell /bin/bash
root# dscl -u diradmin /LDAPv3/127.0.0.1 -create /Users/hans NFSHomeDirectory /Network/Servers/borg.loopback.org/Users/hans
root# dscl -u diradmin /LDAPv3/127.0.0.1 -passwd /Users/hans secret

2. create MaxOSX home directory:

root# createhomedir -u hans
creating home directories for (borg.loopback.org)
created (/Network/Servers/borg.loopback.org/Users/hans)

3. List OD Users:

root# dscl /LDAPv3/127.0.0.1 -list /Users

4. Get all entities for a user:

root# dscl /LDAPv3/127.0.0.1 -read /Users/hans

root# finger hans

Login: hans Name: Hans Wurst
Directory: /Network/Servers/borg.loopback.org/Users/hans Shell: /bin/bash
Never logged in.
No Mail.
No Plan.