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binding to AD: not so much to give you access to things but to be able to claim they're managing Macs.........
By:  P. Briscoe (Non running-dog anti-imperial anti-Bush unapologist name-changer; 22463)
Posted on: 03-08-2019 07:49.
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...LOL no it's more than that.

Centrify GPOs are controlled and managed and scoped with the same interface as Windows stuff.

Plust theoretically it gives you a single sign on to printers and other resources, but it sounds like all your resources are local anyways.

If you have to login with a directory account rather than a local account, it's easier to enforce password requirements and expiration.

Centrify also now includes a modified, bundled version of the open source munki project for software deployment and patch management.

Your Mac may have an app called "Managed Software Update" that provides one-click access to apps and updates that are licensed and/or managed at the Enterprise level.

In SCCM environments this interface is called Software Center; in JAMF environments it's called Self-Service.


They're probably only trying to make sure that nobody's running an EOL Mac OS. And Mac systems become EOL much sooner than Windows OS do, since Apple is on this ridiculously agressive one-year OS dev cycle.


Edited by P. Briscoe at 3/8/2019 8:24:53 AM