Welcome to MacAthena

The MacAthena project is working to bring the functionality of the Athena system to your macOS Yosemite, El Capitan, and Sierra machine.

MacAthena is a project of SIPB. If you have questions or comments, please contact the MacAthena maintainers

Installing MacAthena

The instructions to install MacAthena are on a separate page


Eventually, the MacAthena project would like to offer:

  • Full command-line compatibility with DebAthena
  • Cocoa applications to provide easy-to-use interfaces to common Athena tasks
  • A package based system allowing MacAthena users to setup anything from a few utilities to a system with Kerberos-based logins and AFS home directories
  • Support in common lockers, providing MacAthena users with access to the wealth of software available in AFS

What We Have

At this point, the project is in the process of getting a facelift. We have the following major features:

  • AFS
  • Hesiod
  • Moira clients, including blanche, stella, and moira

More features are coming soon


Q: Package xyz that I really care about isn't in MacAthena! Why not?

A: Well, it's possible we just haven't tried to port it yet, or maybe we haven't gotten it to work. We keep a list of packages we're having a hard time porting.

Starting Points

For a complete list of local wiki pages, see TitleIndex.