DaaS Upgrades: A Note on New UI Controls

Written by Greg Keller on October 26, 2015

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For those of you that have been utilizing JumpCloud for some period, you are starting to see large swaths of the UI undergoing some well needed transformations. This is part of a huge usability update which will be done in phases over the course of this quarter (4th quarter 2015). Let me give you a bit of a break down on some of the new experiences that have gone live as of late.

General Updates:

Each object type (e.g., Users, Systems, Tags, etc.) will all be made uniform in their behavior. This amounts to the manner we are listing objects as well as the manner we are presenting data (e.g., properties) of the objects themselves. This will be accomplished in the following manner:

  1. New object list views – eliminates pagination in favor of ‘infinite scroll’
  2. New property panels – eliminates modal overlays and pop ups and enables us to scale UI and properties indefinitely

New User List View:

You will now see Users displayed with the new Object List control in place. Tags, RADIUS and Commands have all undergine this list control treatment with Systems launching imminently. See the screenshot below for descriptions of each new update to the User’s list:

a. Sort-able status for Active, Pending and Expired users.

b. Username display

c. Active Directory association (displays if the user account was imported/currently managed by an Active Directory domain controller)

d. Tag associations – displays number of Tags the user is included in and/or warns if they are not included in a Tag.

e. Admin iconography – displays visual cue if user is designated as an Admin/Sudoer for systems the user is bound to.

New Object Property Panels

Each object type will undergo the same consistent UI treatment which is to have the object’s properties ‘slide out’ for accessing and editing. You can see this live now in your list of RADIUS servers, or as seen below in the screen shot:

All objects will have this same property control enabled in the coming weeks, introducing new and more efficient ways to access and manage object data.

We will update the engineering blog as we continue to launch updates to the UI.  As always, we welcome your feedback and requests for improved workflow!

Greg Keller

JumpCloud CTO, Greg Keller is a career product visionary and executive management leader. With over two decades of product management, product marketing, and operations experience ranging from startups to global organizations, Greg excels in successful go-to-market execution.

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