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Interfacing with JumpCloud®

An unsung benefit of using JumpCloud® Directory-as-a-Service® is its extensibility and flexibility. Regardless of your level of technical expertise, there are many ways to use JumpCloud to best suit you and your organization. Let’s talk about interfacing with JumpCloud.

Interfacing with JumpCloud

Admin Portal

The main method for interfacing with JumpCloud is through the user interface of the Admin Portal web application. The web app is designed to meet the needs of any IT admin, whether they have years of technical experience or are just getting started in the industry.

JumpCloud’s UI is laid out to best follow the process of creating and maintaining a Directory-as-a-Service instance. By following the left-hand navigation tab in the console, anyone can start their own Directory-as-a-Service instance from scratch, extend their existing Active Directory® (AD) identities to the cloud, or replace AD altogether with JumpCloud.


JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service can also be modified directly using SDK languages (Python, Ruby, Go) with our RESTful APIs. JumpCloud’s APIs operate similarly to making changes in the Admin Portal UI, except they enable greater automation possibilities for admins looking to manage user identities at scale. Think of it as IT as code.

JumpCloud APIs also allow for the overlapping of other automation technologies (Workato, Slack, AWS® Lambda) in order to further streamline identity management processes in an organization.


For PowerShell specialists, JumpCloud also features a PowerShell Module where admins can leverage their existing PowerShell chops to control almost all of JumpCloud. The JumpCloud PowerShell Module allows admins familiar with the Microsoft® Active Directory® (AD) shell/scripting language to manage their Directory-as-a-Service instance in the same fashion. 

Using the JumpCloud PowerShell Module allows for headless management of Directory-as-a-Service with very little coding. Beyond the standard operations of identity management, admins can also leverage the PowerShell Module to enable zero-touch deployment of macOS devices (with the aid of an MDM). The PowerShell Module can also be used with JumpCloud’s Active Directory Migration Utility (ADMU) by organizations looking to shift off their on-prem AD instance and into the cloud.

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Zach DeMeyer

Zach is a writer and researcher for JumpCloud with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He loves being on the cutting edge of new technology, and when he's not working, he enjoys all things outdoors, making music, and soccer.

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