By Zach DeMeyer Posted September 20, 2018
The cloud directory service is creating a stir in the identity and access management (IAM) space. Many of today’s IT admins are finding that traditional, on-prem approaches to IAM have reached the point of diminishing returns. With legacy solutions waning, more and more organizations are shifting to cloud apps and infrastructure. JumpCloud® Directory-as-a-Service® takes that concept to the foundation of identity management with our groundbreaking cloud-based directory. If you’re considering JumpCloud as a potential IAM solution, then watch the Directory-as-a-Service Overview and Demo Webinar embedded below.
In this webinar, JumpCloud Account Executive, John Milne, gives you a primer on Directory-as-a-Service, and how it functions in the modern IT environment. The first half of the above webinar is a breakdown of JumpCloud’s approach to IAM.
The second half of the webinar consists of a detailed demonstration of the Directory-as-a-Service platform. John discusses JumpCloud’s bread-and-butter: user and system management. By creating a strong user identity that starts with their system, federating that identity securely across all of the user’s resources is made easier.
Going Deeper with Directory-as-a-Service
JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service reimagines Active Directory® for the cloud era. It all starts with the JumpCloud system agent, which allows users to securely authenticate into their machine (Mac®, Windows®, or Linux®) using their JumpCloud credentials. Using JumpCloud Groups and Policies, admins can create Commands that propagate across entire fleets of users and devices. Be it enforcing full disk encryption or setting a screensaver lockout, the JumpCloud Policies feature is an effective tool that rivals the Group Policy Object (GPO) function that helped make AD popular.
JumpCloud identities can be used to authenticate user accounts for applications, both on-prem and web-based, as well as for WiFi authorization. This True Single Sign-on™ (SSO) experience is thanks to the use of the LDAP, SAML, and RADIUS protocols and native integrations with Mac, Windows, and Linux. The same can be said for G Suite™ and Office 365™ accounts, which can be directly integrated into a JumpCloud identity for security and ease-of-use.
Why It’s Time to Move the Directory to the Cloud
In this day and age, the majority of office spaces feature a wide variety of employees, systems, applications, and more. The heterogeneous workplace promotes creativity, productivity, convenience, and ultimately, work.
As many know, the traditionally accepted method for IAM is the directory service, most usually Microsoft® Active Directory (MAD or AD). While it may be popular, AD operates on-prem, and is optimized for Windows-centric environments. With a sharp uptick in the use of Mac and Linux systems, as well as a more diverse, mobile and/or remote workforce, AD is not the obvious choice for a strong modern directory.
Choosing the right directory is paramount because identity security has never been as important as it is today. Without a strong modern directory, businesses face the risk of compromise at the hands of bad actors. That’s where JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service comes in.
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