Jamf Connect

New Contributor

Hi everyone,

I'm a quite new mac System admin. We would like to manage properly identity on Apple devices. Because bind mac to AD bring some hassles and some are out of our network (don't reach AD).

So we're looking a product that provides identity from our hybrid environment (Active Directory + Azure Active Directory). Most of our environment is Microsoft but some VIP and departments ( Graphic Designer ) use Mac. We saw that one of last version of Jamf Connect can manage hybrid identity.

I found some feedback but not enough with hybrid environment. What do you think about this product ? Do you know an alternative because it's a bit pricey 2$ / month / Device.


Our environment:

- Hybrid (Active Directory + Azure Active Directory)

- Office 365

- Adfs 3.0 will upgrade 5.0 soon (may be not possible with 3)

- MFA Azure

- Active directory authority for local resources (Printers, file servers, wifi,...)

- Intune

- Apple Business Manager (just few Macs)

- Couple Macs bound to AD others are "Free"

I asked a trial to Jamf and give a try.

Thank you


Honored Contributor III

As far as being an IDP for macOS authentications with local accounts JAMF Connect can do that just fine. What exactly are you looking to accomplish? 


It is best to stay away from AD binding Macs, you are on the right path. Apple stopped designing macOS with mobile account work flows a very long time ago, it is nothing but trouble now.

Valued Contributor

@naofomi I'm in a hybrid Azure/ADFS environment as well. Jamf Connect solved all of our password sync problems, especially now that we're all remote. No more VPN for password resets and broken keychains. The article below helped me configure JC in my environment. 

Jamf Connect Login and Hybrid Azure AD / ADFS - Travelling Tech Guy