Is there any option to sign in to Mac using Azure Ad (Entra ID) credentials rather than local accounts.

Suraj Patil 35 Reputation points
2023-11-23T11:51:20.2866667+00:00

Is there any option to sign in to Mac using Azure AD credentials rather than local accounts.

I remember reading it in the past that Microsoft will enable the feature to login to mac laptops using Azure AD credentials like we have for windows and no need to create the local accounts on the mac laptop's itself.

Is this feature already enabled?

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  1. Sandeep G-MSFT 16,691 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-11-24T11:03:29.7366667+00:00

    @Suraj Patil

    Thank you for posting this in Microsoft Q&A.

    As ZhoumingDuan mentioned, currently we do not have feature which can be used to login to MAC devices with Azure AD credentials.

    However, Microsoft is currently working on this feature and will be released soon. Currently we do not have any ETA for this feature.

    This new upcoming feature is called as "Microsoft Entra ID macOS Platform SSO Extension". Currently it is in Private preview. We are not sure about ETA for public preview.

    You can submit feedback in our Azure feedback portal.

    https://feedback.azure.com/d365community/forum/22920db1-ad25-ec11-b6e6-000d3a4f0789

    If you want to perform SSO while logging into applications from MAC OS devices then you can refer below article,

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/entra/identity-platform/apple-sso-plugin

    Let me know if you have any further questions.

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  1. ZhoumingDuan-MSFT 10,975 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-11-24T01:19:12.1866667+00:00

    @Suraj Patil,Thanks for posting in Q&A.

    From your description, I know that you want to sign into Mac using Azure AD credentials.

    Based on my researching, I found that Azure AD does not support direct integration with macOS for authentication. However, you can use third-party solutions to achieve this. One such solution is to use a tool like NoMAD or Jamf Connect to enable users to sign into their Macs using their Azure AD credentials. These tools provide a single sign-on experience for macOS users and can be configured to work with Azure AD.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/saas-apps/jamfprosamlconnector-tutorial

    But as Intune support, I am not familiar with this. I noticed that you have added "Microsoft Entra ID" tags on this thread, you can wait to see if AAD support will be added into to help on this.

    Thanks for your kind understanding.

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