Welcome to JumpCloud’s April Newsletter. In this issue we cover, JumpCloud Updates: OpenVPN Webinar, Zero-Touch Deployment, and More
Coming Soon: Group Management for SAML-connected Web Apps
JumpCloud admins will soon be able to propagate user group memberships to applications connected to JumpCloud via the generic SAML connector.
With this release, when a user accesses an application using SAML, JumpCloud can provide the user’s group memberships to the application for use in determining application permissions.
By assigning users to groups in a SAML-connected app, admins can control the privileges for the entire group, rather than having to manage each user individually. After this release, admins can ensure that their users’ access in applications is restricted to only what features they need; nothing more and nothing less.
Once again, this feature will only be available for applications connected to JumpCloud via the generic SAML connector. Group management for other out-of-the-box connections is coming soon. You can learn more about SAML group management at our Knowledge Base.
Integrated Access Management with OpenVPN® and JumpCloud
Join us for a discussion on the current challenges with securing authentication for resources protected by VPN, featuring Greg Keller, JumpCloud’s Chief Strategy Officer, and Johan Draaisma, OpenVPN’s Access Server Project Lead. The webinar will include a demo of Access Server and JumpCloud in action – which creates an integrated solution for ensuring seamless and secure access control to VPN sign-on from the cloud.
New Solution Functionality: Zero-Touch Mac Deployment
JumpCloud’s Solution Architecture (SA) team takes the Directory-as-a-Service® product and, using pre-existing APIs, finds ways to do extraordinary things with JumpCloud identities. For instance, the JumpCloud SA team recently developed zero-touch deployment capabilities for Mac systems in JumpCloud, when used in tandem with a mobile device management (MDM) solution like Jamf Pro or Workspace One UEM.
At our Knowledge Base (linked above) or GitHub repo (linked below), you can find out how you can leverage JumpCloud’s LDAP-as-a-Service and an MDM to authenticate Mac systems in an instant, saving significant time otherwise spent on onboarding new user systems.