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How do I install and use ADDA software on a Mac?

This article details how to install and use the Active Directory Desktop Advantage service.

To install ADDA software on your Mac you will need to mount the MacApps volume. To use the software, you will also need to have the KeyClient running. Important note: If you are off-campus, you must be connected using the VPN client to use ADDA software.

Mount MacApps volume

  1. From Finder's top menu select Go then Connect to Server.
  2. In the Server Address field enter

    and click on Connect.

  3. Enter your UIC NetID (without and common password and click Connect.
Once connected, you can select the volumes that you have permission to mount to and click OK. Mac OS X applications are located in the Mac_OS_X_Apps folder.

Install KeyClient

Download K2Client.dmg and double click on the K2Client.mpkg icon to install the client. KeyClient needs administrator access to your computer which will require your local username and password (not to be confused with your UIC NetID and common password). During configuration you must enter the name of our keyserver:

Make sure that it is spelled correctly then click OK.

If you should decide you no longer want the KeyClient on your machine please do the following:

  1. Kill the KeyAccess process. You should be able to find it from /Applications/Utilities/Activity
  2. Move the folder /Library/KeyAccess to the trash

Need help?

Active Directory Desktop Advantage (ADDA)

Phone 312-413-0003

Keywords:VPN, active directory, MacApps, KeyClient   Doc ID:92075
Owner:William M.Group:University of Illinois Chicago Technology Solutions
Created:2019-05-31 10:31 CSTUpdated:2020-06-08 13:02 CST
Sites:University of Illinois Chicago Technology Solutions
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