It is possible to configure a network mount on macOS using a managed profile. When creating a profile for macOS devices it is possible to configure the following 2 items:
- Login Items
- Login Window
Having these 2 items configured will allow a user to log into a network drive when booting a macOS device.
When configuring a (authenticated) network drive, please keep in mind the following address formats when naming a path:
|Sharing Protocol||Address Format|
|SMB/CIFS (Windows) servers and shared folders||
You can also use the computer name. If you don’t specify the shared folder as part of the address, you can choose it after you enter your user name and password.
|AFP File Sharing||
Note: When configuring a network mount in Jamf School, Hostname and Volume are in the following order: Protocol://Hostname/Volume
In the login window you can configure several things;
- Window options:
- Menu Bar
- Login Prompt
- Show password hint when needed (and available)
- Disable automatic login
- Enable console login
- Enable fast user switching
- Log out after x amount of inactivity
Once both fields are configured, upon booting a macOS device the mount will either be automatically mounted or the user will have to log in (Depending on your configuration).
Please take a look at Apple's official documentation on Network drives for more information: