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ad bridge user managementAre you interested in learning about how JumpCloud’s AD Bridge functionality can make it easy to manage users and groups? If so, then you should check out our tutorial video on the topic, “Manage Users and Groups with AD Bridge.”

What is the AD Bridge?

active directory cloud identity bridgeJumpCloud’s AD Bridge, also known as a cloud identity bridge, is a tool that organizations with an Active Directory® (AD) installation can use to connect their non Windows and remote applications and systems, to AD. This means that IT admins will no longer need to deal with the challenges of managing siloed identities or having unprotected systems in the office. With this tool, users and groups are kept in sync with JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service® (DaaS), and any updates that are performed in Active Directory are automatically pushed to the instance in JumpCloud. Password updates, group membership changes, account terminations – any change made in AD get reflected in DaaS.

Then, once the user identity is replicated into JumpCloud through the AD Bridge, they can easily be extended to cloud infrastructure and non-Microsoft systems through our many supported protocols and services (e.g., SAML, LDAP, RADIUS, System Agents). Whether it’s remote employees, Mac or Linux systems, or cloud and non-Microsoft applications, everything can be easily connected back to the AD instance.

The core of this functionality is understanding how to manage users and groups with the AD bridge, and is the reason we decided to create a tutorial video on the topic. Check out the video below for a detailed explanation of how the process works.

Manage Users and Groups with AD Bridge

In this video, our associate product manager Kyle Randolph provides a step-by-step walkthrough explaining the user and group management process with the AD Bridge.

Specifically, in this video we will discuss:

  1. The JumpCloud and JumpCloud Administrator security groups and usage.
  2. User and Group creation in JumpCloud from Active Directory.
  3. User activation process in JumpCloud.
  4. Removing a User and Group from the JumpCloud security group.

Questions about the AD Bridge?

Get Started and Learn more about JumpCloudIf you have any questions about JumpCloud’s AD Bridge functionality, feel free to reach out to us on our contact page. We would be happy to answer any thoughts that you might have. Additionally, if you would like to see what exactly the process looks like with all of the elements of the platform, you can also sign up for a demo. To find even more information about the AD Bridge, or anything other areas of our product, feel free to visit our Knowledge Base to find detailed support documentation.

We have a wealth of tutorial videos on our YouTube page, and are continuously working on creating more. Check them out on our tutorial playlist on YouTube, and feel free to comment any questions or topics that you would like to see us cover going forward.

Still Deciding on JumpCloud?

directory as a service

Take your understanding of the product to the next level by testing the product firsthand. You can sign up for a free account of the cloud-based directory, and see the AD Bridge in action. We provide your first 10 users free forever, with no credit card required, so there’s no reason not to give it a shot. Finally, if you want to learn even more about Directory-as-a-Service, check out our technical data sheet. It provides a lot of quick and easy information about some of the technicalities

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