Centralized, Cross-platform User and System Mgmt

Written by Rajat Bhargava on February 18, 2017

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Managing one type of platform isn’t that difficult. But when you have a mixed environment with Macs and Linux systems alongside Windows, it starts to get complicated. Add in G Suite, Office 365, AWS, web applications, and more — and the challenge grows.

Systems and Users Expand Across Platforms

Historically, the solution to the problem was to use the legacy, on-prem Microsoft Active Directory® to centrally manage IT resources. Unfortunately, Mac and Linux devices weren’t really a part of the program. Microsoft was, at the time, looking to make Windows even more dominant in the IT environment – and, it was already a monopolistic product.

As the world shifted to the cloud and mixed platform environments, Active Directory no longer fit the bill. An alternative to Microsoft Active Directory was needed. LDAP didn’t fit the bill and neither did all of the first generation cloud identity management platforms that were more specifically single sign-on solutions.

Centralized System and User Management with the Cloud

A new generation of IDaaS platform, JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service®, gives you centralized control over all of your systems and users.

This service is free forever for the first ten users – full feature functionality and no risk for checking it out. Sign-up for a free account and get started today!

Resources for System & User Management

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Here are some resources to help with your use of our cloud identity management platform. Learn how to:

Watch these video tutorials: User Management for Mac and User Management for Linux or go to the Knowledge Base to get complete, detailed information about JumpCloud’s user management features.

Cross Platform Management, Achieved

In a complex, heterogeneous IT environment centralized system and user management is a difficult problem to solve. A Microsoft AD in the cloud – i.e. Azure Active Directory® – isn’t a solution, and neither are the first generation IDaaS solutions. Give JumpCloud’s cloud hosted directory service a try and see how you can manage your mixed platform environment. Your first 10 users are free forever.

Rajat Bhargava

Rajat Bhargava is co-founder and CEO of JumpCloud, the first Directory-as-a-Service (DaaS). JumpCloud securely connects and manages employees, their devices and IT applications. An MIT graduate with two decades of experience in industries including cloud, security, networking and IT, Rajat is an eight-time entrepreneur with five exits including two IPOs, three trade sales and three companies still private.

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