Newsletter 10/18: PowerShell, Migration & More

Written by Zach DeMeyer on October 3, 2018

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Populate LDAP Attributes using the JumpCloud PowerShell Module

Additional User Attributes Now Available in LDAP

Wanting more LDAP attributes on users, but not ready to use the JumpCloud API?

JumpCloud LDAP user attributes can now be modified and populated using the JumpCloud PowerShell module. These attributes include extended user, telephony, and location attributes, which will soon be visible within the admin console. The latest version of the PowerShell module introduces a new workflow for modifying existing user attributes from a CSV user update file. This CSV user update file can be populated to update and set one, or all, of the new JumpCloud LDAP user attributes. Manage user attributes at scale using the JumpCloud PowerShell module. See all new features of the latest JumpCloud PowerShell module release here.

User Attributes

Migration Tool Designed for JumpCloud Admins by JumpCloud Admins

Looking for a prescriptive approach to onboard existing systems and users to JumpCloud?

When onboarding systems to JumpCloud a common issue faced is the mismatch between JumpCloud usernames and existing local system account usernames. Username mismatches prevent the JumpCloud agent from taking over existing local system accounts.

The resolution for this issue is updating the local system account username to match the JumpCloud user account username before binding the JumpCloud user account to the target system.

The JumpCloud Solution Engineering team has created a migration tool designed to help admins through this onboarding pain point and many more.

AD Migration Toolkit:

Microsoft® does not make it easy to offboard Windows® systems from an Active Directory® domain. When a Windows machine is removed from a domain, only local accounts are available for login after the domain leave.

To simplify and accelerate the migration from AD to JumpCloud and ensure previous domain accounts are available for login and takeover by the JumpCloud agent, we’ve published an Active Directory Migration Toolkit that enables this workflow.

This toolkit uses a simple, two-step process. The first step is user domain to local account migration, followed by domain to JumpCloud system migration. Use this toolkit to drastically speed-up Active Directory to JumpCloud migrations.

AD Toolkit

The Latest Jumpcloud Videos

JumpCloud’s YouTube channel is being updated weekly with new videos, from our Whiteboard to our Tutorialvideos. Some of our recent additions include our JumpCloud Overview and Demo Webinar and new members of our What is…? series. The best way to stay in the know is to subscribe to the channel, so you’ll get videos right when they go live!


Customer Success Corner

This month, the JumpCloud Customer Success team would like to address four of our frequently asked questions to help improve your JumpCloud experience.

  1. User not showing up on Mac? If you have Filevault enabled, this articlecontains the steps needed to ensure users have an account.  
  2. Want to know more about standard User Naming Conventions that will make your JumpCloud directory administration a snap? Check out our naming convention guide.
  3. Do you have an idea that will make JumpCloud a more awesome product?  Submit a JumpCloud Feature Request

New to JumpCloud and wondering how best to migrate to JumpCloud?  Get the Migration Strategy & Implementation Guide.Contact the Success Team

Zach DeMeyer

Zach is a Product Marketing Specialist at JumpCloud with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He loves being on the cutting edge of new technology, and when he's not working, he enjoys all things outdoors, music, and soccer.

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