Free Directory Services

free directory services

Is there such a thing as free directory services? After all, many of the go-to options like Active Directory (AD) or LDAP are pricey: they either require a bundle of expensive licenses and high labor costs, or they create user management time-sinks. Well, one modern identity provider on the market is easy to use thanks to its SaaS approach to cloud-based directory services. Additionally, it’s a great solution for those interested in a free directory service because it provides a free tier that comes with ten users free forever. It’s called JumpCloud®  Directory-as-a-Service®.

Free Directory Services with JumpCloud

What is JumpCloud?

JumpCloud is a full-fledged cloud directory service empowering IT admins with centralized user and system management. With a single identity provider, you can securely manage user access to Mac®, Linux®, and Windows® systems; LDAP and SAML-based applications; virtual and physical file storage; and wired and WiFi networks.

Additionally, you can manage it all from the cloud. You don’t need anything on-prem in order to use JumpCloud. As a result, you don’t need to factor in the purchase of servers and future upgrades.

You also don’t need to plan for configuring, maintaining, and securing the directory service because JumpCloud takes care of that too. By removing these responsibilities from your workload, you’re left with simply managing users and the connections to their IT resources within the platform—a task that will only take you minutes each week when our cloud identity provider is in place.

So, not only does JumpCloud offer a free account, but you can also expect to spend less time and hassle where your directory service is concerned. Speaking of the free account, let’s briefly unpack what it includes.

What’s Included in a Free Account

When you sign up for a free account, you have access to the entire JumpCloud platform. So, even though you’re not paying a dime, you can securely manage user authentication to your entire IT environment. Here’s a quick breakdown of what you get:

  • 10 users free forever
  • Access to JumpCloud’s Support Team and Knowledge (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog – JumpCloud authored by Natalie Bluhm. Read the original post at: https://jumpcloud.com/blog/free-directory-services/

Natalie Bluhm

Natalie is a writer for JumpCloud, an Identity and Access Management solution designed for the cloud era. Natalie graduated with a degree in professional and technical writing, and she loves learning about cloud infrastructure, identity security, and IT protocols.

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