So we're setting up a subsidiary company in another country, and we will be needing a bunch of Mac Minis that some part-time (hourly) employees will use. The employees will be rotating between the Macs, but do need the ability to create their own bookmarks etc in the browser. Our main employee under this subsidiary is capable of setting up the Macs, but ideally this should only be a few steps when he receives a new Mini.
So we will need:
- Something like an Open Directory Server for the users (is there anything online that we can use?)
- Some easy way to have these Macs connect to this Open Directory Server (ideally) without any need to create local accounts
So what would the best approach here be? And are there any cheap and reliable Open Directory Servers online that we could use for this? I looked a bit into jamf, but that seems to be more MDM, and I'm not even sure they offer OD or AD.
Can I use Apple Configurator perhaps to create profiles? Can I load these into the Macs before the default setup screen?
EDIT: Looking more into jamf, it seems like a nice way of managing these Macs.