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Set Up and Secure Modern Office Without Active Directory

The modern office has arrived. WiFi. Virtual machines. Remote management without VPNs. Web apps and infrastructure in the cloud. But how do you take advantage of these IT innovations while maintaining a fortified security profile?

Get ready for a crash course.

Watch the Video

As president of Cyberco, Jack Crane has honed the process of setting up the modern office. In this webinar, Jack will be taking you on a solution “deep dive” as he shares his screen and goes through the steps to set up and secure an IT infrastructure.

The video begins with an introduction from JumpCloud’s Chief Product Officer Greg Keller, who provides a brief overview of the Directory-as-a-Service® platform (which is used by Jack in the demo).

Jump to the 10 minute mark to dive directly into Jack Crane setting up everything that an office needs to be up and running – all in the time it takes you to cook a meal. This video also features a Q&A session at the end where Jack and Greg open the forum up to audience questions.

What’s Included in the Modern Office?

cross-platform management

The answer to that question depends on the needs of your organization. But in general, we can say that that the modern office is more streamlined, more cloud-based (not a ton of on-prem hardware), and more varied (not all Microsoft).

Here are the five major pieces of infrastructure / functionality that Jack Crane sets up in this 30 minute demonstration:

(1) Directory Services: JumpCloud

(2) Email & Productivity: G Suite

(3) SSO Application example: RingCentral

(4) LDAP: Synology NAS

(5) RADIUS: Meraki Wireless Access Points

Relevant Links

During the video, Jack mentions a few critical links that you’ll need to implement his playbook for setting up and securing an office. These are listed below:

Encode Email and URLs:

http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/dencoder/

Putty Private Key & Public Certificate:

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sg…

More About Setting Up & Securing the Modern Office

If you are interested in learning more about the modern office for IT, we recommend that you check out our ebook on how Google Apps solves the “identity crisis” for IT.

If you have specific questions for us about the methods used in the video, and how you can implement them for your unique infrastructure, you can reach out to us directly.

If you’re ready to get your hands dirty and start trying these tools out for yourself, then you can get started now by signing-up for JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service. Since the first 10 users are free forever, there’s absolutely no commitment necessary to begin testing our unified cloud directory.

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