View Full Version : Setup active directory access but cannot login as an AD user

May 11, 2009, 09:38 AM
I've managed to connect a mac to our active directory. I would like to be able to login as an AD user but it won't let me.

I found these instructions here http://www.brightrev.com/how-to/apple/28-authenticate-to-mac-os-x-via-active-directory.html

At the moment in Drectory utility I have the following services...

Active Directory
BSD Flast file and NIS

I seem to be missing the other from that page like SMB/CIFS

I've tried login in as domainname\user but it doesn't work.

May 11, 2009, 11:11 PM
Log on as a local user and use dirt to check if the client is successfully talking to the AD.


dirt -u username -n

will point you in the right direction. If it can't find any users something must be messed up in the directory access setup. You shouldn't have to type the domain name.

May 12, 2009, 02:57 AM
Tanks for your reply, I think I found the problem, I made a local user with the same username as the active directory user. When I logged in as someone else in AD in logged in fine!