Centrify DirectControl on Mac OS X Question:
What methods are there to determine if the native Apple AD plugin is still active on a Mac system?Answer:Method A: via the GUI
System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Options
Look at the bottom of the right panel for the "Network Account Servers" section:
- If it shows the red/green light, then the Apple AD plugin is still enabled.
- If it shows the [ Join ] button, then it is disabled.
Method B: via Terminal / SSH
Open the Terminal or login via SSH and run the command:
If it returns any output, then the Mac is still using the Apple AD plugin, if nothing is returned, then the plugin is inactive.
If the plugin is still active; the Mac can also be unbound from the Apple AD plugin via the command line:
/usr/sbin/dsconfigad -r -u "domain_admin_username"
(Replace domain_admin_username with the actual domain admin username)