Managing Directory Bindings

Adding a directory binding to Jamf Pro is the first step to binding computers to a directory service.

You can add the following types of directory bindings to Jamf Pro:

  • Microsoft's Active Directory

  • Apple's Open Directory

  • PowerBroker Identity Services (formerly called “Likewise”)

  • ADmitMac

  • Centrify

Adding a Directory Binding

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/81543656/Icon_Settings_Hover.png .

  3. Click Computer Management.

  4. In the “Computer Management” section, click Directory Bindings images/download/thumbnails/81543656/Directory_Bindings.png .

  5. Click New images/download/thumbnails/81543656/Icon_New_Button.png .

  6. Choose the type of directory binding you want to add and click Next.

  7. Configure the directory binding using the tabs and options provided.
    The tabs and options provided match the ones in the third-party directory service software.

  8. (Active Directory and ADmitMac only) To create an account for users to log into their computer when it is connected to another network, select the Create mobile account at login checkbox.

    Note: An account synchronization tool such as Jamf Connect Sync (formerly NoMAD Pro) or Apple’s Enterprise Connect can be used to sync computers with the directory.

  9. Click Save images/download/thumbnails/81531754/floppy-disk.png .

Related Information

For related information, see the following section in this guide:

Binding to Directory Services
Find out how to bind computers to a directory service using a policy.

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