JumpCloud Linux Capabilities Roundup 2023

Written by David Worthington on January 31, 2024

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JumpCloud unifies identity and access management (IAM) with cross-OS device management. Linux is a first-class citizen: JumpCloud provides an essential selection of pre-built policies, Linux patch management, and remote access tools. You’re also not forced to use one distro.

We made enhancements for Linux throughout 2023 that make JumpCloud an even better choice to manage your endpoints for Zero Trust access control and compliance and security.

Device Management

JumpCloud provides unified endpoint management (UEM) for Android, Linux, Mac, and Windows. Admins can now work more efficiently when they’re deploying and supporting devices and users can securely access resources, from anywhere, with the inclusion of modern authentication.

Remote Access

We’ve made it possible to deploy remote assistance to Linux devices directly from your browser (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari). JumpCloud’s Remote Access supports these Linux distros.

Note: Remote Assist may be installed on Linux desktop devices that have a display manager, but Linux servers will be excluded.

Enrollment Commands

Enrollments Commends

JumpCloud provides enrollment commands on Linux devices to ensure that commands run on any endpoint that’s added to JumpCloud. It automates your workloads, improves onboarding experiences, and strengthens device posture.


JumpCloud IAM ensures that each resource has a “best method” to connect to it from web and common networking protocols to password management. The platform has environment-wide MFA and JumpCloud Go™, a phishing-resistant credential is available for passwordless authentication.

Password Manager

Password Manager

We introduced a new downloadable version of the Password Manager desktop app for Debian Linux. This version provides more stability than the .appimage format and supports automatic updating.

Push Bombing Mitigation

Push Bombing Mitigation

Attackers are leveraging MFA fatigue through push bombing attacks that can mislead users into authenticating bad actors. JumpCloud supports rules to limit the number of push MFA user attempts for a resource or endpoint. This security control secures cloud apps and the User Portal for Linux desktops and SSH.

What’s Next?

Exciting new capabilities are already in the pipeline for Linux. We’re working to bring JumpCloud Go to Linux in the near future and the introduction of a Password Manager RPM installer.

If you’re evaluating UEM solutions, consider that Microsoft Intune only works on Ubuntu Desktop builds. JumpCloud’s supported Linux distros include:

  • Amazon Linux and Amazon Linux 2
  • CentOS 
  • Debian 
  • Fedora 
  • Mint 
  • Rocky Linux 
  • Ubuntu 
  • RHEL and more

The best way to understand how JumpCloud works on Linux is to get started with a free demo. Search for some Linux case studies to learn how different companies have used JumpCloud to unify their identity and device management, improve productivity, lower costs, and more.

David Worthington

I'm the JumpCloud Champion for Product, Security. JumpCloud and Microsoft certified, security analyst, a one-time tech journalist, and former IT director.

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