User Management, LDAP and Mac OS X Updates

By Greg Keller Posted October 20, 2014

This weeks update from JumpCloud’s Engineering crew bolsters and extends some of the core functions of Directory-as-a-Service, namely in the areas of data surrounding users, our LDAP Service and Mac OS X device management. A complete breakdown is as follows.

User Management Updates 
As our product deepens in the area of user management and supporting more complete characteristics of a directory, this release enables deeper information to be captured and stored surrounding a user. In the past, a user was defined by their username and their email along with password. As we evolve the Directory, a JumpCloud DaaS administrator will be able to store and manage more information about the user. Specifically in this release, First Name and Last Name attributes have been added as seen below in the User Details page.

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LDAP Service Updates
Stemming from above, our LDAP Service has been updated in a few key areas:

  • Searchable Attributes – First Name, Last Name and email attributes are all now searchable attributes in LDAP queries.
  • Public Key Support – sshPublicKey attributes are now exposed within our LDAP schema and associated with users.

Mac OS X Device Support Updates
The Mac OSX device agent is still in beta trials and this release progresses support in specific areas:

  • Command Runner – Creating and executing commands for Mac OS X is now supported. Users will see Mac alongside Linux and Windows command interfaces.
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  • Network Interfaces/Primary Adapter IDs – Visibility into a Mac’s Instance ID (“Primary IP”) has been added and can be viewed in the Systems page as well as the details page for an individual system as seen below.
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  • UID/GID Support – User and Group IDs can now be set and will inform the Mac device the specific and desired IDs to use.

The pipeline of releases continues with a robust set of large functionality sets that will continue to build out our Directory Services. Please contact to learn more on the timing and delivery of the road map.

Greg Keller

Greg is JumpCloud's Chief Product Officer, overseeing the product management team, product vision and go-to-market execution for the company's Directory-as-a-Service offering. The SaaS-based platform re-imagines Active Directory and LDAP for the cloud era, securely connecting and managing employees, their devices and IT applications.

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