To enrol a Mac to UNSW Mac Self Service you will need:
An active zID and Password
Please ensure you can log in to IDM with an active zID: https://idm.unsw.edu.au/
An active Apple ID
We encourage you to use your personal Apple ID, the one you use to purchase from iTunes or to use iMessage on your phone.
An Apple ID is needed to help you reset your password, and to assign UNSW distributed Applications.
If you do not have an Apple ID, you can create one at https://appleid.apple.com/
If you’ve forgotten your Apple ID, visit https://iforgot.apple.com/
Self Enrolling a Mac to UNSW Self Service is very simple. Just unbox the Mac, connect it to ethernet (laptops will need a ethernet adaptor) and turn it on.
You can set up your Mac as you normally would at home, but UNSW IT recommends the following settings to ensure the easiest set up possible.
Should you transfer information?
A Desktop Support analyst will help you transfer data from your old Mac, so choose “Don’t Transfer any information now”
Should you sign in with an Apple ID?
Yes, we recommend signing in with an Apple ID, it will make creating the account easier, and help with things like password recovery in the future. Your Apple ID will also be used to “buy” free apps, like Keynote, Garageband and iMovie. An Apple ID can also be used to sync passwords, bookmarks, Wi-Fi hotspots, and other settings from your iPhone or home Mac.
One benefit of using an Apple ID is your email account settings will sync across
You can use the same Apple ID you use on an iPhone, or your home Mac.
Check the availability of primary online services such as myUNSW, Moodle, Network services etc