December ’20 Newsletter

Written by JumpCloud on January 5, 2021

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Welcome to JumpCloud’s December Newsletter.

Enable Zero Trust Security with Conditional Access

Use JumpCloud’s new Conditional Access Policies to enable Zero Trust Security from the same directory platform you use to securely connect users to IT resources. Trust nothing, and always verify that users have the right roles, permissions, and security checks as they authenticate into IT resources. Apply conditional access policies to establish trust across identities, networks, and devices.

Reduce Lockouts and Maintain Security by Forcing Password Changes

JumpCloud’s Force Password Change feature allows you to force a password reset at login through the User Portal and Mac and Windows devices. Use it to keep credentials secure, optimize onboarding protocols, and meet compliance standards.

Create and Manage Google Workspace Groups through JumpCloud

Control Google Workspace (G Suite) user life cycles through the JumpCloud Admin Portal, including distribution groups and group membership. With this release, you can leverage JumpCloud User Groups not only to connect users to devices, networks, and applications but also to people. In turn, you can now manage nearly all Google Workspace user life cycle events without ever leaving JumpCloud.

Add Your Logo to the User Portal

Upload your organization’s logo to populate it in your employees’ User Portals — just like you can for automatic JumpCloud emails, like password expiration notices. This feature improves the end user experience by helping them recognize trusted communications and resources from their own IT organization.

Other Things You Should Know

  • Free Pass for Core Certification Extends into 2021: Hundreds of admins like you have completed their Core Certification through JumpCloud University, proving their mastery of the JumpCloud Directory Platform. Earn your Core Certification badge too: Core Certification (a $150 value) will continue to be available at no cost to you into 2021, so be sure to check out JumpCloud University to get certified while the free pass is still available! See What’s New in JCU
  • Group Inherited Attributes: When you add a new user to a group, that user will be granted any custom attributes you’ve configured for that group, such as department and roles. Assigning group attributes to a new user cuts down on initial setup, makes it easy to keep members of the group consistent, and lets you seamlessly manage user attributes once they’re set up, federating them into SAML-connected apps like AWS and others. Learn About Group Inherited Attributes
  • Can’t Share Your Screen on Zoom?: JumpCloud’s MDM solution supports devices running macOS Big Sur with a policy to allow end users with standard permissions to approve screen sharing and recording. Read more
  • Streamline User Life Cycle Management with SCIM: Use our new Evernote, Tableau, and 1password identity management connectors to easily provision and deprovision user access to these popular apps. Check Out JumpCloud SCIM

Find a more technical breakdown of our recent releases in our December release notes.


JumpCloud’s mission is to Make Work Happen®, by providing people secure access to the resources they need to do their jobs. The JumpCloud Directory Platform gives IT, security operations, and DevOps a single, cloud-based solution to control and manage employee identities, their devices, and apply Zero Trust principles.

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