August ’20 Newsletter

Written by JumpCloud on August 27, 2020

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Welcome to JumpCloud’s August Newsletter.

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Find technical details in our August release notes. You can also engage with us and the JumpCloud community by joining an upcoming Office Hours and by joining a community of IT pros in our Slack workspace, the JumpCloud Lounge.

Are You Ready for macOS Big Sur? Choose JumpCloud MDM

With Apple’s fall release of macOS® 11.0 Big Sur, Mac admins must choose an Apple MDM to manage macOS devices. JumpCloud’s MDM and Policies for macOS will support Big Sur — and you can leverage ready-to-use Policies to easily migrate and enroll in JumpCloud MDM, and even block end users from upgrading to Big Sur until your organization is ready.

Read this blog for more information on JumpCloud MDM and getting ready for Big Sur.

If you have questions about getting ready for Big Sur with JumpCloud MDM, don’t miss JumpCloud Office Hours on August 28 with Product Manager Scott Reed, who’ll answer questions live for current and future JumpCloud Mac admins.

Drill Down into Directory Activity with End-to-End Insights

Directory Insights’ in-portal capabilities continue to expand so you can drill down on the events that matter most and expedite daily monitoring tasks. Try Directory Insights for free with your JumpCloud Free account to see every user, system, and resource access event. 

Export Directory Data to AWS

Did you know you can use JumpCloud Directory Insights’ Serverless app to export your Directory Insights data to an Amazon S3 bucket? Archiving Directory Insights data to S3 is perfect for meeting compliance requirements, storing event logs for extended periods of time, deeper analysis through SEIM tools, and chain-of-custody requirements during a security event.

Learn how to use the app in this video tutorial.

Stop Password Phishing Attacks with the Windows App

JumpCloud’s Windows App provides Windows end users with the safest and most efficient way to manage their JumpCloud identity, directly from their device home screen. 

What does that mean for admins? Fewer password help tickets, greater end user productivity thanks to fast navigation to the User Portal from the app, and less opportunity for your users to get phished by phony emails and web pages.

Check out this blog on the app written by one of our product experts to learn more about how the Windows App works.

Introducing Okta User and Password Import

Use Okta as your source of authority extending Okta credentials to system, on-prem apps, RADIUS, and more. Combine Okta and JumpCloud for a seamless experience for admins and end users alike.

Discover JumpCloud’s IT Platform at JumpCloud University

JumpCloud University is your hub for learning the ins and outs of the JumpCloud platform. Learn at your pace with guided simulations, video tutorials, on-demand webinars, and more. Once you’ve advanced in the product, you can take the JumpCloud Core certification assessment which is free through 2020! 

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Other Things You Should Know

  • Customize Mac Device Management: Once you’re enrolled in JumpCloud MDM, use the Custom Configuration Profile Policy to customize end users’ macOS settings, including WiFi and certificates, allowing you to easily roll out changes across Mac devices. This is also a requisite step for certain payloads like kernel extensions, whitelisting, and privacy preferences that can only be delivered to systems via MDM.
  • New Connectors for Fast User Provisioning: Streamline your Salesforce and Atlassian user lifecycle management with JumpCloud’s new SCIM connectors. The new connectors allow you to create, configure, and deprovision users in these apps from JumpCloud, making it even easier to onboard and offboard users wherever you and they are working.

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