By Jon Griffin Posted March 30, 2018
Have you ever wanted to increase the automation of your IT processes, and kill some of the repetitive browser tabs that you keep open to use every day? It might not be as difficult as you think. JumpCloud® Senior Success Engineer, Scott Reed, recently did a webinar on this topic, and he showcased some real-world examples for using PowerShell to interact with SaaS providers RESTful APIs. In this webinar, you will see a deep dive that looks under the surface of SaaS platforms, and shows how to convert RESTful API calls into PowerShell functions. You will learn:
- The basics of RESTful APIs and insight into what’s going on behind the scenes when using cloud platforms
- Practical tips for automating your daily interactions with SaaS platforms using the PowerShell command Invoke-RestMethod
- Examples of how to interact more efficiently with MXToolBox and G Suite™
- An introduction to PowerShell toolmaking
Check out the webinar: How to Kill Browser Tabs and Tickets Using PowerShell below!
Automation in the JumpCloud Platform
If you hadn’t guessed it already, this PowerShell knowledge can be used with JumpCloud too! With the recent open-sourcing of PowerShell, admins can now use the new JumpCloud PowerShell Module to automate tasks on Mac®, Windows®, or Linux® systems. Some of the common tasks that can be automated on JumpCloud include the importing/exporting of users, pulling reports, triggering JumpCloud commands, and much more.
Don’t know PowerShell yet? Have no fear! Since the language uses a verb-noun naming convention for executing PowerShell commands, it is easy to learn and understand. You can find plenty of resources for learning, regardless of your experience, on Scott’s PowerShell Playground here.
Don’t Use JumpCloud Yet?
If you are new to JumpCloud, it’s not too late to sign up! JumpCloud offers free accounts with 10 users to everyone. This provides a perfect opportunity to test the platform out and see it first-hand. Alternatively, you can also sign up for a live demo of the platform. Then, you can see the platform in action and ask questions to the presenter as it goes. We also have plenty of learning resources that you can use on our blog, our YouTube page, and our Support documentation. As always, you are welcome to contact us with any questions that you might have too. Check out the cloud-based directory built for modern IT today!