Case Study: Centralizing IAM, Including Samba File Servers

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Identity and Access Management (IAM) is at the core of an IT admin’s responsibilities. Ensuring that the right users have access to the right resources is critical not just for day-to-day efficiency, but also for security. But with the wide variety of platforms at use today in the average IT organization, it’s more difficult than ever to centralize IAM – particularly when there’s a mix of cloud-based and on-prem resources (such as Samba File Servers).

This blog post is linking to a case study on how The Church Online centralized their IAM, including their Samba file servers, using JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service. You can learn more about how The Church Online by visiting their official website.

Identity and access management (IAM) is a vital field in modern IT. The core purpose of IAM is to improve security and manage access, and implementing a solution that aids in this process is essential when an organization begins to grow. Historically, a common solution that admins would go with was the Microsoft® tool, Active Directory® (AD). However, that trend is beginning to break. Modern organizations looking for IAM solutions often decide against Active Directory because of how on-prem reliant it is. A centralized cloud IAM solution is often a much better fit. On top of that, IT organizations need to get a solution that can scale with them as they grow. Again, Active Directory is frequently starting to be declined in favor solutions with much less setup and maintenance required.

What does moving to a centralized cloud IAM solution entail? How does it hold up in a real IT environment?

Case Study: The Church Online

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If your organization is struggling to keep up with growth or wanting to centralize IAM in the cloud, JumpCloud may be the perfect solution for you. JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service® is Active Directory® and LDAP reimagined. The cloud-based directory can securely manage and connect users (Read more...)

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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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