Binding to Directory Services

You can bind computers to a directory service using a policy or Casper Remote.

Note: You can also bind to directory services during imaging. For more information, see Configurations.


To bind computers to a directory service, you need a directory binding in the JSS. (For more information, see Managing Directory Bindings.)

Binding to a Directory Service Using a Policy

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Click Policies.
    On a smartphone or iPod touch, this option is in the pop-up menu.

  4. Click New images/download/thumbnails/10127000/New_icon.png .

  5. Use the General payload to configure basic settings for the policy, including the trigger and execution frequency.
    For an overview of the settings in the General payload, see General Payload.

  6. Select the Directory Bindings payload and click Configure.

  7. Click Add for the directory service you want to bind to.

  8. Use the Restart Options payload to configure settings for restarting computers.
    For more information, see Restart Options Payload.

  9. Click the Scope tab and configure the scope of the policy.
    For more information, see Scope.

  10. (Optional) Click the Self Service tab and make the policy available in Self Service.
    For more information, see Self Service Policies .

  11. (Optional) Click the User Interaction tab and configure messaging and deferral options.
    For more information, see User Interaction.

  12. Click Save.

The policy runs on computers in the scope the next time they check in with the JSS and meet the criteria in the General payload.

Binding to a Directory Service Using Casper Remote

  1. Open Casper Remote and authenticate to the JSS.

  2. Click Site images/download/thumbnails/10127000/Site.png and choose a site.
    This determines which items are available in Casper Remote.
    Note: This button is only displayed if you have a site configured in the JSS and are logged in with a JSS user account that has full access or access to multiple sites.

  3. In the list of computers, select the checkbox for each computer you want to bind to the directory service.


  4. Click the Accounts tab.

  5. In the list of directory bindings, select the checkbox for the directory service that you want to bind to.


  6. Click the Restart tab and configure settings for restarting computers.


  7. Do one of the following:

    • To immediately perform the tasks on the specified computers, click Go.

    • To schedule the tasks to take place at a specific day and time, click Schedule and choose a day and time. Then click Schedule again.

Related Information

For related information, see the following sections in this guide.

  • About Policies
    Learn the basics about policies.

  • Managing Policies
    Find out how to create a policy, view the plan and status of a policy, and view and flush policy logs.

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