Setting Mac OS X user policies

The following table lists the categories of group policies you can set for Mac OS X users. These group policies are in the Mac OS X administrative template (centrify_mac_settings.xml) and accessed from User Configuration > Centrify Settings > Mac OS X Settings.

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802.1X Settings

Create user profiles for wireless network authentication.

The profiles you specify with these group policies are created in the Network system preferences pane.

Automount Settings

Automatically mount network share’s and the Windows home directory when a user logs in. .

Application Access Settings

Control the specific applications users are either permitted to use or prohibited from using.

These group policies correspond to Applications preferences set in the Workgroup Manager.

Desktop Settings

Control the desktop and screen saver options for users on Mac OS X computers.

These group policies correspond to settings in the Desktop & Screen Saver system preference.

Dock Settings

Control the look and operation of the Dock displayed on the user’s desktop.

These group policies correspond to Dock preferences set in the Workgroup Manager.

Finder Settings

Configure Finder commands, preferences and views.

Folder Redirection

Redirect specified folders from a network home directory to the local machine.

Import Settings

Import plist files to customize your preferences.

Login Settings

Specify frequently used items, such as applications, folders, or server connections to automatically open when a user logs in.

Media Access Settings

Control the specific media types users are either permitted to use or prohibited from using.

These group policies correspond to Media Access preferences set in the Workgroup Manager.

Mobility Settings

Control the synchronization rules applied for users access services from mobile devices.

These group policies correspond to Mobility preferences set in the Workgroup Manager.

Printing Settings

Specify a list of printers for a user.

Scripts (Login/Logout)

Specify login and logout scripts that run when Active Directory users log on or log out.

Security Settings

Control the secure login options for users on Mac OS X computers.

These group policies correspond to settings in the Security system preference.

System Preference Settings

Control the specific system preferences displayed for users.

These group policies correspond to System Preferences set in the Workgroup Manager.

For details on the individual group policies in each category and how to configure specific policies, see the Administrator’s Guide for Mac.