JumpCloud QuickStart Guide – Creating Your First Users, Systems, and Groups

JumpCloud QuickStart Guide

If you are new to JumpCloud, you may be asking what is the quickest way to gain a grasp of the foundational elements of the Directory-as-a-Service® platform. In this blog, we’ll be going over the basic steps you can take to build a great foundation in JumpCloud – from creating your first users and connecting them to systems to organizing them into groups.

For a guided demonstration, you can watch the video below, which walks you through these steps within the JumpCloud admin console.

[Tutorial Video] JumpCloud QuickStart

For more instructional videos, you can check out this playlist of JumpCloud tutorial videos or subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest in the series.

Keep reading for the written guide to establishing the foundations of your JumpCloud directory service.

JumpCloud Quickstart Guide

The foundational elements of a traditional directory are composed of users, systems, and groups. In this sense, Directory-as-a-Service works the same way. At the core of JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service are the connections between your users’ identities and the IT resources they need to access. JumpCloud users can be bound to systems running the JumpCloud agent, and users and systems can be added to groups. IT admins can then build upon this core JumpCloud foundation by leveraging the wide array of user and system management capabilities native to Directory-as-a-Service as they see fit.

Manually Creating Users

JumpCloud QuickStart Guide - Users

To manually add your first user, click the green plus button at the top left of the Users tab. In the user configuration menu, you will find the attributes that define a user within JumpCloud. The first name and last name are exactly that, and can be changed for whatever reason after the fact. The user’s email address is also entered here in the user configuration screen and can be updated after their account has been created.

On the other hand, the username field is hard coded when a new user is saved. This field is set in stone and, once configured, cannot be changed. Why? The contents of the username field get pushed down to the local machine or group (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from JumpCloud authored by Vince Lujan. Read the original post at: https://jumpcloud.com/blog/jumpcloud-quickstart-guide/

Vince Lujan

Vince is a documentation and blog writer at JumpCloud, the world’s first cloud-based directory service. Vince recently graduated with a degree in professional and technical writing from the University of New Mexico, and enjoys researching new innovations in cloud architecture and infrastructure.

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