It goes beyond frustration that I have a brand new 10.5 server (patched to 10.5.8) as an Open Directory Master, but for the life of me, cannot create a replica on another system (also 10.5.8).
After much splunking and searching, I have determined that the error lies within the launchd process that is not being elevated enough to run the slapconfig utility properly. Why? Don't know.
I try to run the GUI application to promote a system to replica and I am greeted with an 1077 error (which relates to an incorrect Directory Administrator User and Password issue). I have changed my diradmin user and password about 2 dozen times and nothing suffices.
The username/password combo I am employing works from Workgroup Manager just fine.
So I dug a lot deeper and found that during the process, I get two SSHD error logs on my master server:
com.apple.launchd(1) (0x10fa90.sshd) Could not setup Mach task special port 9: (os/kern) no access
Hmmm.... So I then, from the 'replica-to-be' run the command line version for creating the replica:
slapconfig -createreplica servername diradminname
and it asks me for my root password and I enter it - it works, then it gets to the part where it wants the Directory Admin password and then it part of the replica initiation process re-runs the slapconfig process with a -checkmaster and the parameters I just specified.... and it fails with a:
Error: Incorrect username or password. You must enter a directory administrator username and password. (errror=77)
But the combination I am using, does work.
Still working on it...