Applies to: Centrify DirectControl on Mac OS X
How can network shares in an Active Directory environment be mounted on Mac systems?
On the Windows file server:
- Right-click on the folder to be shared out and go to the folder Properties
- Select the Sharing tab > Enable the share with either the basic ("Share..." button) or advanced ("Advanced Sharing..." button) options.
- Make sure the "Authenticated Users" group has been given the appropriate permissions.
- Select the Security tab and apply the same permissions to the "Authenticated Users" group here as well:
- Confirm the changes and the folder is now ready to be connected.
On the Mac:
- Login as an AD user and go to the Finder menu bar
- Click on Go > Connect to Server
- Enter in the network address of the share using the Fully Qualified Domain Name format and with the smb:// protocol.
- Click "Connect" and the share will be automatically mounted on the Mac using the logged in user's AD credentials.
Note: It is important to use the FQDN format instead of the shortname or IP address to use the Kerberos single-sign-on feature. Using shortname or IP address to mount paths will likely produce a login prompt to ask the user to enter their credentials again.