In 2017, JumpCloud updated its Directory-as-a-Service® platform with the Groups feature. Groups allows for more precise and efficient control over groups of users and systems within your organization and is replacing the Tags feature in the JumpCloud platform. In 2018, all organizations that are still using the Tags platform will be required to migrate to the new Groups platform. To help with this transition, we’ve put together a video series on what to expect as you migrate from Tag to Groups. This post will focus on how the Tags to Groups migration will affect commands. If you are interested in learning how this migration will affect a different component of your setup, consider watching one of the videos below. Otherwise, continue reading this post to learn more about the Tags to Groups Migration and Commands.
- System / User Binding
- POSIX Groups
- LDAP Groups
- O365 User Provisioning
- G Suite User Provisioning
- SSO Tags for User Access
- Getting Started: Groups
For readers who are fairly new to JumpCloud, let’s briefly explain commands.
What are Commands?
Our cloud-based directory service allows IT to centralize user and system management in their environment. Part of our comprehensive system management includes the ability to execute commands or scripts across Mac, Linux, and Windows systems. JumpCloud supports a number of languages such as bash, Ruby, or Python, and tasks can be launched manually, on a schedule, or on a trigger. JumpCloud’s Commands feature helps customers like Grab automate tasks across 4,000 endpoints and enable quicker response times to security threats.
So, how does migrating from Tags to Groups impact commands?
Migrating Command Tags to Groups
In this quick video, our Associate Product Manager Kyle Randolph starts by displaying the old Tags platform. Kyle walks viewers through a Linux Tag and a command that is associated with the Linux Tag. Then, Kyle migrates the platform from Tags to Groups. Once this is completed, Kyle demonstrates where to find those old Tag components, like a set of Linux systems, in the new Groups layout. He also explains some of the modifications that have taken place in how a Group of Linux systems can be viewed and managed within the commands feature.
Learn More about Commands and JumpCloud
For more information on the Tags to Groups Migration, consider reading this Knowledge Base article. If you would like to learn more about Directory-as-a-Service® and commands, please feel free to reach out to us. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have. You can also start testing the commands feature today by signing up for a free account. You will have full access to our modern identity management platform, and your first ten users are free forever.
This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by Natalie Bluhm. Read the original post at: JumpCloud