Implement the ability to join Mac OS X to Azure AD
It would great to have the ability to allow Mac OS X users with the ability to join Azure AD.
Linux as well
Hey there is! I gave up waiting for Microsoft to fix this - believe me I've been on this rant for four years. We just implemented Mosyle MDM (business.mosyle.com), which is $1.00 per device per month, and added their **just released** Mosyle Auth, which lets my Mac users authenticate against Azure AD (or AD, or ADFS, or Google) from their logon screen. Mosyle Auth is an add-on which costs $0.34 per device per month. It's not full-on AD join; it only performs an authentication that, when successful, takes you to your Mac desktop. It then has a mechanism that sync's your Mac's local password to Azure. Performs SSO as well though I haven't tried that yet. So far it's working OK for us.
Dan Chemistruck commented
JAMF Connect is cost prohibitive for organizations below 20 users. JumpCloud wants to be the source of authority for passwords, which isn't great.
It would be great if there was an agent to deploy to MacOS to support Azure AD sign on.
And finally, please gather together all the similar posts that are making this request and put them together in ONE. Then we can truly see just how many people are asking Microsoft for this same functionality.
By the way, in the feature request entitled "Enable Apple Mac binding with Azure AD Domain Services", the idea was CLOSED without my question being answered. Here it is again, Azure AD Team Product Manager said "Moved to device registration based on user feedback that they want Macs to join Azure Active Directory (not Azure AD DS, which is possible) directly." But I can't find this feature request under Device Registration.
Please tell me where I can go to this request so I can direct my Mac friends to go and vote for it.
So this idea keeps getting rejected one way or another. So here we go again: Microsoft needs to fix this - and take responsibility for the ability for Windows AND Macintosh to connect to Azure AD from the login prompt. This way we can ditch our on premise Active Directory servers once and for all. Then and only then will I stop making these posts.
To note: This is possible with a product like JAMF Connect but it would be far preferable to have a native Azure app to join with.