Whiteboard Video: G Suite Integration

Written by Jon Griffin on November 23, 2017

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In an effort to help provide more insight into our platform’s functionality, JumpCloud’s Chief Product Officer Greg Keller has been creating whiteboard videos where he explains the architecture that underpins the Directory-as-a-Service® Platform. He recently created one that examines JumpCloud’s G Suite integration, and shows how exactly we are able to take your G Suite identities and use them for all of your other IT resources. Check out the G Suite Integration Whiteboard Video by clicking play below.

Why Integrate G Suite with a Core Directory?

G Suite Integration with Google IDaaS

G Suite is one of the most popular productivity suites in use today, and for good reason. Google’s product offers an amazing range of productivity tools that range from email, creation tools, file storage, video calls, and more. This attractive offering is being employed by organizations of all sizes, and as a result, many companies have their main identities hosted in G Suite. But unfortunately, those identities are rather limited.

While they can get you access to anything in the suite of tools Google provides, they do not have the capability to be used for authentication to systems, networks, on-prem data storage, or servers. So most organizations using G Suite end up managing user identities in multiple places – ultimately creating more work, stress, and liabilities for their IT department.

Connecting G Suite Identities to IT Resources

G Suite JumpCloud Integration

Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem. JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service allows organizations to use their G Suite identities for nearly all of their IT resources. This means that there is no longer a need to manage multiple identities, and end users don’t need to remember multiple usernames and passwords. It’s all seamlessly connected through the directory.

Learn More About JumpCloud and G Suite Integration

G Suite Integration with JumpCloud

JumpCloud’s cloud-based directory ensures that your organization’s G Suite credentials can be used to authenticate to your 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), wired and WiFi networks via RADIUS, and much more.

If you would like to learn more about how you can implement a G Suite integration with JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service platform, drop us a note. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Alternatively, if you would like to see the centralized directory for yourself, then you can sign up for a free account. 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 functionality and make sure that it works for you. Sign up today!

Jon Griffin

Jon Griffin works as a writer for JumpCloud, an organization focused on bringing centralized IT to the modern organization. He graduated with a degree in Professional and Technical Writing from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and is an avid learner of new technology from cloud-based innovations to VR and more.

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