Preparing to install the Centrify DirectControl Agent for Mac

You must install the Centrify DirectControl Agent for Mac on each computer that you want to manage through Centrify and Active Directory. You can check the Release Notes included with the software, or visit the Centrify Web site (scroll to Supported Platforms and click the Details tab) to verify that each computer where you plan to install is running a supported version of the mac operating system.

Note:   The installation package also contains a utility, ADCheck, which verifies that each of your Mac computers is ready for installation of the DirectControl agent. ADCheck confirms that a computer is running a supported OS, has sufficient disk space to install the DirectControl agent, and that the domain you intend to join has functioning domain controllers and DNS servers. Information about running ADCheck is included in the installation instructions.

Installing the agent on Apple M1 Mac computers

Depending on whether you using the graphical installer or the command line version to install the Centrify DirectControl Agent for Mac on Apple M1 Mac computers, you may need to install some additional software.

  • If you install the Centrify DirectControl Agent for Mac on an Apple M1 Mac computer using the graphical user interface, you might be asked to install Rosetta.

    Click Install, then enter your user name and password to allow installation to proceed.

    For more information, see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211861.

  • If you install the Centrify DirectControl Agent for Mac on an Apple M1 Mac computer using the install.sh script, or by installing remotely, you might need manually install Rosetta first. Please run the following command with root privileges to install Rosetta 2:

    /usr/sbin/softwareupdate --install-rosetta --agree-to-license