: Centrify Identity Service, Mac EditionQuestion:
Which UID generation method should be used upon joining a Mac to Active Directory? Apple UID or Centrify UID?Answer:
There are two UID generation methods that Centrify supports for joining Macs to Active Directory:
- Centrify UID Generation (default):
- This method should be used if the Macs were never bound to Active Directory before using Centrify.
- Apple UID Generation:
- This method should be used if the Macs were previously joined to Active Directory using Apple's native AD plugin. This ensures compatibility for existing users.
- Enabling Apple UID Generation:
- AutoZone Mode:
- During AD Join with Centrify Join Assistant:
- In the "Advanced Options", click the checkbox next to "Utilize Apple UID generation scheme"
- Please see the below screenshot for an example:
- Using Group Policy:
- Enable the following Group Policy:
Computer Configuration / Centrify Settings / DirectControl Settings / Adclient Settings / "Generate new uid/gid using Apple scheme in Auto Zone"
(See the Explain tab of this GP for more information on this setting)
- Using Centrify Access Manager:
- Open the DirectManage Access Manager and open the Zone properties where the user accounts have been added.
- Under the "User Defaults" tab, set the UID to "Use Apple UID scheme".
- If necessary, do the same for the "Group Defaults" tab and the GID value.
- Remove and re-add the users' UNIX Profile in that Zone
- Please see the below screenshots for an example:
For more information on UID generation please see the following community article: