Connecting Our Macs to Directory Services

Learn how to connect your Mac OS X devices to Directory Services. This is the first course in a series of eight courses designed to help you prepare for the ACA-Mac Integration exam.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 9, 2016
Duration
2h 26m
Table of contents
Getting Started
10m 45s
Logging In
16m 56s
Wrapping Up
8m 50s
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 9, 2016
Duration
2h 26m
Description

Active Directory (AD) in Windows (or Open Directory in Mac OS X) stores information about user and group accounts, computers, and servers in a secure central directory services structure. This allows the user to have a single user account and password for accessing resources across all servers on the network, such as shared folders, printers, e-mail, and databases. In this course, Connecting Our Macs to Directory Services, you will take a look at how to connect your Mac OS X devices into Windows Active Directory or OS X Open Directory. This is also the first course in a series of eight courses designed to help you prepare for the ACA-Mac Integration exam. You will cover topics such as joining your Mac to both the Active and Open Directories, using the Command Line Interface, and troubleshooting connectivity issues. By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of how to connect your Mac to Directory Services and you'll be more prepared for the exam.

About the author
About the author

Ken has over 30 years of IT experience. In his career he has worked as a NetWare Admin, Windows Admin, Senior Support Engineer, Trainer, and Consultant.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Ken Mauldin and welcome to my course Connecting Our Macs to Directory Services.

I am a Technical Trainer at Fortinet, Inc and an Author here at Pluralsight.

Originally Mac’s were thought of only for graphic designers and video editing but more users are migrating to Mac’s based upon their power and ease of use.

In this course, we are going to look at how we can join our Mac’s to our existing Directory Services Environment and help prepare you for the Apple Certified Associate – Mac Integration Exam.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  • Connecting our Mac to and Active Directory Domain using both the GUI and the Command Line
  • Connecting Our Mac to an OS X Open Directory Services Environment
  • Troubleshooting tools that are available from both the GUI and the CLI

By the end this course, you’ll know how to join your Mac to an existing Active or Open Directory Services Environment, but also how to troubleshoot Network Connectivity issues that may arise.

Before beginning the course, you should have at least a basic understanding of Mac OS X, Networking Connectivity, and Directory Services.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn to connect or bind our Mac to your existing network with the Connecting Our Macs to Directory Services Course, at Pluralsight.