Introducing Hosted LDAP and Mac OS X Management

By Greg Keller Posted October 6, 2014

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Introducing Hosted LDAP Service and Mac OS X Management

Less than a month ago, the JumpCloud team announced our mission to deliver upon our promise of creating ‘One Directory to Rule Them All’. Our Directory-as-a-Service (DaaS) has received a ton of great press, but even better has been the immediate understanding and acceptance of DaaS by our customers. And these customers have brought us a ton of phenomenal use cases and needs for what a modern directory is supposed to do. We’re feverishly building those capabilities and you’ll see them delivered to you in a consistent release train.

Today, the JumpCloud team is happy to introduce two new key areas of functionality to DaaS…our LDAP Service and our Mac OS X management capabilities.

Hosted LDAP Service

JumpCloud’s DaaS now offers an always-on, scalable, and simple to use LDAP service. Never download, install, configure, and babysit an LDAP instance again. Based upon OpenLDAP, JumpCloud’s LDAP Service enables you to easily configure and point devices and applications at your dedicated and secure LDAP endpoint for authentication and authorization needs, without needing to know how to manage LDAP yourself! A full description of the LDAP service and configuration guidance can be found in this knowledge base article, or just log-in to your console and begin using it today.

Mac OS X Management support (Beta)

JumpCloud is proud to announce its support for Mac OS X devices, bringing this increasingly popular employee device-type into our management fold. JumpCloud administrators can now manage Linux, Mac and, soon, Windows devices from a single, consistent, management experience. Support for Mac OS X is from version 10.8.x (Mountain Lion) and higher and is currently available in a beta capacity for user testing. Administrators can create and bind users to Mac OS X devices with more capabilities and features coming soon. Visit the Systems page of your console, Add System and select Mac Install to download the agent and begin managing your Mac devices.

Greg Keller

Greg is JumpCloud's Chief Product Officer, overseeing the product management team, product vision and go-to-market execution for the company's Directory-as-a-Service offering. The SaaS-based platform re-imagines Active Directory and LDAP for the cloud era, securely connecting and managing employees, their devices and IT applications.

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