Case Study: Centralizing IAM, Including Samba File Servers

Written by Jon Griffin on February 16, 2018

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Identity and Access Management (IAM) is at the core of an IT admin’s responsibilities. Ensuring that the right users have access to the right resources is critical not just for day-to-day efficiency, but also for security. But with the wide variety of platforms at use today in the average IT organization, it’s more difficult than ever to centralize IAM – particularly when there’s a mix of cloud-based and on-prem resources (such as Samba File Servers).

This blog post is linking to a case study on how The Church Online centralized their IAM, including their Samba file servers, using JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service. You can learn more about how The Church Online by visiting their official website.

Identity and access management (IAM) is a vital field in modern IT. The core purpose of IAM is to improve security and manage access, and implementing a solution that aids in this process is essential when an organization begins to grow. Historically, a common solution that admins would go with was the Microsoft® tool, Active Directory® (AD). However, that trend is beginning to break. Modern organizations looking for IAM solutions often decide against Active Directory because of how on-prem reliant it is. A centralized cloud IAM solution is often a much better fit. On top of that, IT organizations need to get a solution that can scale with them as they grow. Again, Active Directory is frequently starting to be declined in favor solutions with much less setup and maintenance required.

What does moving to a centralized cloud IAM solution entail? How does it hold up in a real IT environment?

Case Study: The Church Online

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Centralize IAM with JumpCloud

If your organization is struggling to keep up with growth or wanting to centralize IAM in the cloud, JumpCloud may be the perfect solution for you. JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service® is Active Directory® and LDAP reimagined. The cloud-based directory can securely manage and connect users to systems, apps, file servers, and networks, all from one centralized location. Whether users are on Mac, Linux, or Windows, remote or in office, users can be managed and get access to cloud and on-prem resources like Office 365, G Suite™, AWS®, Salesforce®, Jira®, and more. One single login connects users to the network, file shares, and many other IT resources as well.

See the innovative virtual directory for yourself by signing up for a free account of JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service. There you can take advantage of our 10 users free forever offer to test the platform first-hand. If you’d prefer to see a demo, you can sign up for a demo as well. Finally, you are always welcome to reach out to us if you ever have any questions. Check out the future of directory services today!

Jon Griffin

Jon Griffin works as a writer for JumpCloud, an organization focused on bringing centralized IT to the modern organization. He graduated with a degree in Professional and Technical Writing from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and is an avid learner of new technology from cloud-based innovations to VR and more.

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