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How to Configure LDAP for macOS using Hexnode MDM?

LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is a protocol to access data from the Active Directory or to store data to it over an IP network. Hexnode allows the admins to configure LDAP settings for Macs via the MDM console. This feature is available only for Ultimate and Ultra subscription plans.

Configure LDAP settings via policy

To get LDAP configured via policy,

  1. Login to your Hexnode MDM portal.
  2. Navigate to Policies > New Policy. Assign a suitable name and description (optional) for the policy. You can also choose to continue with an existing policy.
  3. Go to macOS > Accounts > LDAP. Click Configure.

How to Configure LDAP for macOS using Hexnode MDM?

Settings Description
Account description A simple description of the LDAP account, preferably a name, to differentiate between multiple configurations.
Account username The username for the LDAP server.
Account password The password associated with LDAP server’s username.
Account host name The address or IP address of the LDAP host.
Use SSL A secure connection established by encrypting the data before they are sent to the LDAP server.

Associate the policy to devices/groups

If the policy is not saved,

  1. Navigate to Policy Targets > +Add Devices.
  2. Choose the target devices and click Ok. Click Save.
  3. You can also choose to associate the policy to device groups, users, user groups, or domains from the left pane of the Policy Targets tab.

If the policy has been saved,

  1. Go to Policies tab. Choose the desired policy.
  2. Click on Manage drop-down, select Associate Targets.
  3. Choose the target entities and click Associate.