If you have migrated to the new University Active Directory (UAD) domain and have a Mac, then this page is for you. It is designed to help you learn how to perform tasks on your computer once migrated.

Login to the Computer

If starting up the computer after it has been shutdown, then the user will first need to authenticate with FileVault2. Then the user is generally skips the Desktop login and is taken straight to the desktop. This will un-encrypt the hard drive. The user needs to be enabled for FileVault, which the primary user should be.  

If the computer has already been powered on and the user had just been logged off, then the user logs directly into the Desktop.

Login using your full maine.edu email address and password. 


If your username (the first part of your email before the @maine.edu) is less than 21 characters, the login will actually accept just your username without the @maine.edu. If you would like to change your username so it will be less than 21 characters, see How to change UMS usernames for UAD. (Best to do it early in a semester.)


If you experience issues, see Login Issues - MacOS


Password Changes

In UAD, when it is time to reset your password, you will need to change your password through the portal page under UMS ID Management. You will receive email notifications at 60 days, 45 days, 30 days and then 14 days before its expiration. Passwords expire after 180 days. You will NOT have a warning at the computer login screen when your password expiration is within the 14 days before expiration.

 If you ignore or miss the notifications and your password expires, you will need to call the Help Desk to have your account re-activated.

Installing Software

Application Catalog

The University Application Catalog has a number of applications available for installation on University-owned computers. For instructions on utilizing the Application Catalog, see Installing Applications on University Supplied Computers. When installing applications from the University Application Catalog, administrator privileges are not needed, user permissions are sufficient.

For Windows 10 users, the University Application Catalog may initially open in Edge. To open a page in Internet Explorer from Microsoft Edge, click the ellipse icon ("...") in the upper right corner, then click Open with Internet Explorer. Note the University Application Catalog also requires the Silverlight plug-in.

Installing Printers

In the Application Catalog there is a Add UMS Printer Utility. Click on it to install. 

After the utility has finished installing, got to System Preferences, Printers & Scanners as usual, but now there will be a searchable list of UMS printers that you can click Add to install.

Search for a nearby printer. The printers are generally named ORO01-PS01-<campus>-<Department or building>-<printer model>.

Printers and Scanner Default tab, showing list of printers, with one selected and Generic PostScript selected to Use as the driver.

Non-Application Catalog Software

Not every application is included in the Application catalog. For software that is used by multiple people, please submit it for inclusion to the Application Catalog. For instructions, see How do I Request New Software be added to the UMS Software Center or Application Catalog Applications.

If this is a very specialized software that is only used by a few people, then the user may contact Campus Services for assistance installing the application. 

macOS Updates

Updates are pushed out automatically by JAMF, after some testing and soon after they are released.

macOS Upgrades

macOS Upgrades are made available in the Application Catalog after they have been tested in our environment.

Users will need to be on campus and connected to the University network to upgrade.

Application Catalog with OS category selected.showing packages for fresh installs and upgrades for last two OS versions.

Upgrades do not require users to answer questions and take about 45 minutes.