Securely Managing Identities Across Mac and G Suite

Written by Jon Griffin on November 27, 2017

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Macs. Users embrace them. Traditional IT admins do everything they can to avoid allowing them to be part of their environment. But resistance from IT hasn’t prevented Macs gaining a foothold in the enterprise. The same could be said of G Suite. These platforms are here to stay – but this doesn’t have to be a negative for IT admins. The video presentation below from Ben Toms of dataJAR and Macmule shows how it is possible to securely manage identities across Mac and G Suite using JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service®.

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dataJAR is a group of Apple device management specialists located in the UK, including Ben Toms – who is the Technical Director at dataJAR as well as the resident Mac expert at the Macmule blog. The video above is from a presentation that Toms gave on JumpCloud at JNUC 2017. The presentation illustrates how you can easily manage identities across both Mac and G Suite. Ben Toms shows how Jamf Pro and JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service allows for safe proliferation of G Suite identities across your organization, in addition to locking down your Macs with MFA. As we all know, compliance and security are of paramount importance when creating a legitimate identity and system management setup. Check out the complete presentation “Securely Managing Identities Across Mac and G Suite with JumpCloud | Ben Toms – JNUC 2017” in the video above.

Managing Identities on Macs with G Suite

Mac management doesn’t need to be the nightmare that some IT pros perceive it to be. As a matter of fact, it can actually be much easier than you think. JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service offering is designed to manage not only Macs, but Windows and Linux platforms as well. This means that your organization gets to use whatever systems they want, with no vendor locking you into a platform.

DaaS enables IT admins to connect one identity to systems (Windows, Mac, Linux), cloud and on-prem servers (AWS, GCP, Azure), web and on-prem applications (LDAP, SAML), physical and virtual storage (Samba and NAS file servers), and wired and WiFi networks via RADIUS. This platform is true single sign-on™ imagined for the modern IT environment.

If you would like to learn more about JumpCloud’s cloud-based directory, reach out to us. We would be happy to answer any questions that you might have on Mac management or anything else. Alternatively, you can also try the platform out for yourself. Your first 10 users are free forever, with no credit card required, so there’s no reason not to give it a shot. Then, you can test out the centralized directory for yourself and make sure it works for you. Sign up today!

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