How To Join Azure Ad On Mac

Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD) is a Microsoft multi-tenant cloud-based directory and identity management service. It provides a wide array of features including identity protection, access management, scalability, and reliability. However, joining Azure AD on a Mac may seem daunting if you’re new to the process. Fear not, as this blog post will guide you through the necessary steps to join Azure AD on Mac with ease.


Before we delve into the process, it is important to ensure that you have the necessary prerequisites:

  1. A valid Azure AD subscription.
  2. A Mac computer running macOS.
  3. Azure AD Connect installed on your Mac.

Steps to Join Azure AD on Mac

Once you have all the prerequisites in place, you can now proceed with the steps below to join Azure AD on your Mac.

Step 1: Open Terminal on your Mac

The first step is to open the Terminal on your Mac. This can be found in the ‘Utilities’ folder within ‘Applications’.

Step 2: Install Azure Cli

Azure Cli is a command-line tool that allows you to manage Azure services. Run the following command in your terminal to install Azure Cli:

brew install azure-cli

Step 3: Log in to your Azure account

Next, you need to login to your Azure account from the terminal. Use the following command to do so:

az login

An Azure login page will open in your default web browser. Sign in with your Azure account credentials. Once you are successfully logged in, you can close the page and return to the terminal.

Step 4: Join your Mac to Azure AD

Finally, you can join your Mac to Azure AD. Replace ‘your-domain-name’ with the actual name of your domain in the following command:

az ad domain join --name your-domain-name

If the command runs successfully, your Mac is now joined to Azure AD.


Joining Azure AD on a Mac may seem complex, especially if you are not familiar with command-line interfaces. However, with this guide and a bit of patience, you’ll be able to do it successfully. Remember that joining Azure AD allows you to leverage some of Microsoft’s most powerful cloud-based services and solutions. It’s well worth the effort!