Improvements to the sign-in experience for University-managed Macs
From Wednesday 15 March, new users of University-managed Macs will be required to authenticate when logging in. When logging into your new device you will be prompted to enter your University username and password in the Microsoft single sign-on box.
This change will also come to existing University-managed Macs but not until a later date.
Why single-sign-on is being introduced to University-managed Macs
Previously, users of University-managed Macs had to maintain a local device login that is separate to their University login. This improvement is being made to align how we sign-in across all University-managed devices and make our devices more secure.
Signing into your University-managed Mac with internet access
Watch the video to learn how to sign-in to your University-managed Mac when you have internet access or follow the steps below.
All University-managed Macs are encrypted using FileVault 2. After powering on your Mac and before signing into your device, you will be prompted to unlock the disk by signing in with a user account that has previously logged into the device.
You will then be presented with the Microsoft “Sign in” window. You will need to first type your University email address e.g. email@example.com and click “Next” or press return on your keyboard.
Following this, you will be prompted to enter your University password. Enter your University password and select 'Sign in' or press return on your keyboard. You will then be taken to your Mac desktop.
Signing into your University-managed Mac without internet access
We are aware that your University-managed Mac may not always have a network connection, for example when working remotely or during an internet outage.
If you do not have internet access, you will see a prompt at the Microsoft “Sign in” window:
- "Your Mac is not connected to a network. Try using local login.".
Watch the video to learn how to sign-in to your University-managed Mac when you do not have internet access or follow the steps below.
To sign in without an internet connection, you must press the “local login” button that appears at the bottom of the sign in window and then follow the same steps as if you had internet access.