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


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 (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from JumpCloud authored by Jon Griffin. Read the original post at: https://jumpcloud.com/blog/whiteboard-video-ldap-service-works/

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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