Early in 2018, all JumpCloud customers that are currently leveraging the legacy Tags-based functionality will be required to migrate to the new JumpCloud Groups-based management platform. This change will enhance the way in which users and systems are organized within the JumpCloud administrative console. Any organization created prior to April 11, 2017 that has not already completed the tags to groups migration will be affected.
The purpose of the Tags to Groups migration is to ensure that every JumpCloud customer is getting the most out of the Directory-as-a-Service® platform. Groups offers a number of enhancements compared to the legacy Tags feature, such as the ability to add LDAP authentication for Samba file servers and NAS appliances, cross platform GPO-like capabilities via the new Policies feature, and more. In short, Groups enables organizations to better organize users, systems, and associations with various IT resources.
In order to facilitate the Tags to Groups migration, the JumpCloud team has created a video series that demonstrate how to initiate the migration process and what to expect. You can access the complete Tags to Groups Migration Video Series at our YouTube page or our blog. This particular blog outlines the JumpCloud G Suite integration function and the Tags to Groups migration process as it relates to G Suite user provisioning.
Characteristics of G Suite User Provisioning with JumpCloud Groups
JumpCloud enables IT organizations to integrate G Suite and the Directory-as-a-Service platform with ease. In doing so, IT admins are empowered to connect G Suite user identities to virtually any IT resource, which would have otherwise been limited to Google services and an exclusive group of web applications. The Tags to Groups migration will only enhance these capabilities. Watch the following video to see what to expect.
Tags to Groups Migration | G Suite User Provisioning
As you can see, the process of migrating G Suite users and their provisioned resources from Tags to Groups is fairly straightforward. IT admins simply initiate and complete the conversion process, and all G Suite users previously associated with Google Apps Tags will automatically be converted into newly a created Group with all of the same associations. That’s it!
Once the process is complete, organizations retain the ability to manage G Suite user provisioning via the Directory-as-a-Service platform, in addition to gaining access to new features like Policies, LDAP authentication to Samba file servers and NAS appliances, and more.
Contact the JumpCloud Team for More Information
We also invite you to watch any of the following Tags to Groups Migration videos to prepare for the requisite Tags to Groups migration that will occur in early 2018.
- System/User Binding
- POSIX Groups
- LDAP Groups
- Office 365 User Provisioning
- SSO Tags for User Access
- Getting Started: Groups
This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by Vince Lujan. Read the original post at: JumpCloud