Whiteboard Video: How LDAP-as-a-Service Works

Written by Jon Griffin on December 1, 2017

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JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service® has a multitude of features, so sometimes it can be confusing to understand exactly how any one area of the product works. In order to help address this challenge, our Chief Product Officer Greg Keller has started a Whiteboard Video series in which he goes into some of the background info on various aspects of the product. The goal is to help customers and prospects to better understand how the platform works. In this episode of the series, Greg talks about our LDAP-as-a-Service directory integration, and explains how it can help simplify your infrastructure. Learn “How LDAP-as-a-Service Works” by viewing the video below.

For additional resources on our LDAP-as-a-Service functionality, feel free to check out our Knowledge Base articles on the topic, or our product page on cloud LDAP.

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IT admins know how painful setting up a LDAP server can be. The management is no easy task either. It often requires use of the command line and a high level of skill in many areas. On top of that, applications still need to be configured to connect with the LDAP, which just adds more complexity. JumpCloud’s LDAP-as-a-Service can be the remedy to these challenges. Because this is an “as-a-Service” offering, there is no installation or setup or maintenance to worry about. Plus, any complexities from the LDAP protocol or schemas are all removed from the workflow. All of the management and overhead of ensuring availability is taken care of for you.

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JumpCloud’s LDAP-as-a-Service feature is built to help make IT admins’ lives easier. However, it’s also just the tip of the iceberg. Directory-as-a-Service is an innovative centralized directory that can help admins control access to all of their IT resources in one location. Through the cloud-based directory, IT admins can manage systems (Windows, Mac, Linux), cloud and on-prem servers (AWS, GCP), web and on-prem applications (LDAP, SAML), physical and virtual storage (Samba and NAS file servers), and wired and WiFi networks via RADIUS. This means that end users only need one set of credentials for all of their tools, and IT admins don’t need to have multiple siloed directories to manage all of the different tools.

If you would like to learn more about JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service platform, and how the LDAP-as-a-Service feature works, reach out to us. We would be happy to help you understand the different areas of the product and answer any questions that you might have. Additionally, if you would like to see the product for yourself, 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. Sign up today!

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