Managing Directory Bindings

Adding a directory binding to the JAMF Software Server (JSS) is the first step to binding computers to a directory service.

You can add the following types of directory bindings to the JSS:

  • OS X Directory Utility–Active Directory

  • OS X Directory Utility–Open Directory

  • PowerBroker Identity Services (formerly called “Likewise”)

  • ADmitMac

  • Centrify

Adding a Directory Binding

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

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/10127015/Settings_icon.png .

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

  4. In the “Computer Management” section, click Directory Bindings images/download/thumbnails/10127015/Directory_Bindings.png .

  5. Click New images/download/thumbnails/10127015/New_icon.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. Click Save.

Cloning, Editing, or Deleting a Directory Binding

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

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/10127015/Settings_icon.png .

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

  4. In the “Computer Management” section, click Directory Bindings images/download/thumbnails/10127015/Directory_Bindings.png .

  5. Click the directory binding you want to clone, edit, or delete.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • To clone the directory binding, click Clone and make changes as needed. Then click Save.

    • To edit the directory binding, click Edit and make changes as needed. Then click Save.

    • To delete the directory binding, click Delete and then click Delete again to confirm.

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 or Casper Remote.

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