Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10): Join the LSU Domain

To Join the LSU Domain on Mac OS X:

1. Select the Apple icon on the top left of the screen.

2. Select System Preferences.

system preferences command.

3. Select Users and Groups.

users and groups in the preferences dialog box.

4. Click Login Options and then click Join.

To allow changes, click the Lock at the bottom left corner and enter the admin password.

join button at bottom of window.

5. Click Open Directory Utility.

open directory utility button at bottom left of pop up.

6. Double-click on Active Directory.

To allow changes click the Lock at the bottom left corner and enter the admin password.

active directory window

  • Populate the following information into the Directory Utility box:
    • Active Directory Domain:
    • Computer ID:  [COMPUTER_NAME]

7. Click Bind.

bind button at left of the window.

8. Enter your myLSU ID and password.  (myLSU ID@LSU.EDU).  Click OK.

administrator login dialog box.

9. Click OK.

ok button at bottom right of dialog box.

10. Populate User Experience options:

  • Check-  Create mobile account at login
  • Check-  Use UNC path from Active Directory to derive network home location.
  • Network Protocol to be used:
    • smb:
  • Check-  Default user shell:
    • /bin/bash

11. If you want others to be able to administer the machine, you will have to go into the Administrative tab.  (Optional)

  • Check-  Allow Administration by:
  • Populate with the appropriate Active Directory Group or User(s).

12. Click OK.

OK button at the bottom right corner.

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