JumpCloud adds zero-touch enrollment to cloud directory platform

JumpCloud has introduced Zero-Touch Enrollment for Macs to its cloud directory platform, giving IT teams the ability to get employees up and running upon first login to a new Mac that has never been physically touched by the IT administrator. After the Mac is enabled through integration with the Apple Business Manager, formerly known as Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP), IT simply creates a user identity for the new employee in the JumpCloud Directory Platform and adds the user into existing groups, all of which takes just a few mouse clicks in JumpCloud’s administrative console. 

When the new user unboxes their Mac, the initial login unifies the identity with the device, configures the device, and gives the user appropriate access to all corporate resources through their JumpCloud credentials.

“Zero-Touch Enrollment for Macs, a feature traditionally associated with standalone MDM products, is another example of how JumpCloud is redefining the directory,” says Bill Mrochek, JumpCloud’s Head of Product. “IT should not have to adopt dozens of tools and be faced with managing multiple identities for a single employee. With a cloud directory platform, IT is able to get work done faster and easier, by having a single user identity that authorizes access to all corporate IT resources. The move to remote work has created an urgency for simplifying how IT manages employee access to different types of resources — regardless of what they are or where they are. JumpCloud is uniquely capable of making it easier for IT teams, especially those with limited resources, to get work done.”

He adds that JumpCloud is redefining the directory to enable the domainless enterprise, where admins can secure every user and device from the cloud, without any legacy on-premise infrastructure or networking required.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.