Installing the JumpCloud PowerShell Module on Linux

Installing the JumpCloud PowerShell Module on Linux

If you want to increase the amount of automation within your administrative tasks, then the JumpCloud PowerShell Module is the tool for you. This module helps admins automate some of their common tasks, including:

  • Creating and removing JumpCloud users
  • Resetting a JumpCloud user password
  • Disabling and enabling JumpCloud accounts

To see how the module can improve your organization’s automation, look into our GitHub page on how to use the JumpCloud PowerShell Module. You can also find a video below that features Senior Support Engineer Scott Reed giving a detailed demonstration on how you can install the JumpCloud PowerShell Module on Linux systems in just a couple of minutes.

PowerShell was developed by Microsoft, but it isn’t exclusive to Windows. Microsoft made PowerShell open-source and cross-platform in August of 2016, and as a result it can be used on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. If you are on one of those other platforms, you can use our Windows install guide and Mac install guide.

What to Do After Installing 

What to do with the JumpCloud PowerShell Module.

Now that you have the JumpCloud PowerShell Module installed, how do you go about automating your tasks and understanding how to use it? There are many ways that you can use the module, and they all come from a understanding of what the module is. Put simply, the JumpCloud PowerShell Module is a set of PowerShell commands that interact with the JumpCloud Directory. By using these commands, admins unlock a new, more programmatic way to interact with their directory, providing the path to more automated functions.

One great example of this automation is with user importing. Say your company is growing at a rapid pace and you need to add users every week. Instead of manually inputting these users non-stop, you can instead run a command from the module and the user creation becomes automated. Want to see how? Scott Reed created a great video detailing this exact process. Check out the “Advanced User Import from a CSV File” tutorial video to learn one of the great ways this module can be implemented.

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from JumpCloud authored by Jon Griffin. Read the original post at: https://jumpcloud.com/blog/installing-jumpcloud-powershell-module-linux/

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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