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MacBook Air "Worrying" PC Laptop Makers

PC makers are concerned that Apple's M2 architecture may dent their laptop sales. This type of post could be fodder for the perennial Mac versus PC argle-bargle, but I don't believe that's the correct way to interpret it. Consumer choice is a good th...

JCDavid by Rising Star II
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SAML SSO Integration for Palo Alto HA Authentication

Hi,I Have a problem when using SAML for Authentication with Palo Alto HA environment.(no problem for Firewall Palo Alto standalone)Jumpcloud :1. our Palo Alto is using IP for management, so i create 2 SSO Profile in JC with 2 different IP(we dont hav...

dennycm by Novitiate I
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Brute Forcing a Domain Controller

This video was very enlightening. A great deal of information about your infrastructure can be obtained from a single vulnerable user. The demo used tools that are bundled with Kali Linux. A must see for Windows admins...

JCDavid by Rising Star II
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Mabl & JumpCloud SSO - Custom SAML App Setup Guide

Configuring a Custom SAML App for JumpCloud SSO with MablWe recently added Mabl to our suite of Engineering Tools and wanted to get it configured to work with JumpCloud SSO.  The Mabl support team we were working with did not have experience in using...

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NVergin by Rising Star I
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MacOS and MDM profiles. Can you ever have too many?

I was talking with someone just the other day, then there was a question on slack that made me think of this; but have you ever noticed that no one seems to talk about how granular your macOS MDM policies/profiles can be?Right now, I'm sitting at 20 ...

rlyons by Rising Star I
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Resolved! JumpCloud & SentinelOne Issues

Has anyone had any trouble with SentinelOne detecting the JumpCloud agent as malicious? It's clearly not, it just looks like the software management functionality using Chocolatey is getting flagged by S1. I don't really want to add a folder level ex...

CFaust by Novitiate II
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"I have a person"

An IT admin cohort used a Cisco employee, who was moonlighting, to help configure and manage firewalls. This person was located overseas and trusted by my colleague, but concerns about availability and liability turned me off the idea.Have any of you...

JCDavid by Rising Star II
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macOS Stage Manager

I've been a Mac user for years, but multitasking was lacking. Two displays were pretty much a necessity for me to work. Stage Manager has been very good (some getting used to) for cleaning my focus and getting more utility out of single screen device...

JCDavid by Rising Star II
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When is it time for an MSP or internal IT admin?

I've gotten flack from my tech industry friends by stating that "executives handle IT" at small firms. For insurance, a small family office for financial planning. Type A personalities will onboard new hires themselves, even while working as a financ...

JCDavid by Rising Star II
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IT Helpdesk Solutions

My old company used Spiceworks, which was getting long in the tooth. We had to maintain the server too. I've taken a look at the "magic quadrant", but colleagues told me that they've seen "really bad implementations" of some of the leading services. ...

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Security for Switches

Hi all. Beyond port security configurations... I always thought it was important to update firmwares and (now) would enable MFA to access switches. I also improved physical security so that random people couldn't walk up and plug into ports.What do y...

JCDavid by Rising Star II
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Dealing with Shadow IT

There were a bunch of old PCs in my QC lab, but we lacked a full accounting of software assets from the previous IT teams. It turned out that it was captured important (compliance related) information about products in FileMaker. There were no backup...

JCDavid by Rising Star II
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Used Hardware?

Do any of you ever purchase used hardware from places such as eBay or a reseller? Do you have security concerns about it?

JCDavid by Rising Star II
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Cyber Insurance Audits

An old colleague just told me:"we actually got audited by our cyber security insurance provider and they enforced us to have MFA on literally everything. Down to the switches. It was huge pain in the a**."Have any of you ever faced challenges related...

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Resolved! FileVault Unlock using Recovery Key - Apple Silicon Only

Have a user that forgot their password or changed their password outside of the JumpCloud Application and can't log in to their laptop? At the FileVault Login Screen - Click the following three keys together option + shift + return and have them ente...

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hoium by Novitiate II
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Linux server management

Hello,We are a MSP and have been using Jumpcloud to manage remote users successfully. However, need to manage Linux servers hosted in the office and remote users (both Windows and Linux). There is an article from 2014 which says that Jumpcloud can do...

API Managment Tool

Hi Everyone, Thank you in advance for any help and guidence.I am looking for a tool that manages API requests and perhaps a little bit of Automation. I am currently using a lot of Power Automate and this is working really well for me but in terms of ...

SSO, MFA, and Conditional Access to WarpSpeed WireGuard VPN

It was a productive day. My primary focus was setting up a SAML/SSO integration with WarpSpeed WireGuard VPN. WireGuard is a modern alternative to IPsec VPNs, simpler, faster, and very affordable for SMEs that need strong perimeter security. Let's fa...

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Session Timeout

There is some way to set session Timeout only for certain logins? I.e. user1 need to do an activity all night long, but I don't want to grant an session on entire Jumpcloud env. Att,

Passwordless Authentication, what does it mean?

Industry buzzword, or really necessary? Passwordless authentication is something that comes up a lot in the world of Identity and Access Management.  We all have difference of opinion in "true" password less authentication. What does it mean to you? ...

Easy Windows FileShare: Map Drives Using a Cloud Directory

I previously posted about how to use JumpCloud to manage Windows file shares. There's an even easier method that will sound very familiar to any seasoned Windows admin: using a script/batch to map drives. This post outlines how to accomplish it.Check...

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JCDavid by Rising Star II
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JumpCloud Managed Pritunl SSL VPN: Great Security, No Hardware

Hello my friends (and you are my friends),You may have noticed a recent post about integrating SSO and zero trust security with Fortinet. I loved my Fortis are my last job, but realize that some organizations operate within very different budgetary p...

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Compliance Reporting

An interesting question came up in the Slack lounge and I was thinking about this overnight. How are people using JumpCloud to complete audits? For instance, how does your organization leverage JumpCloud to get through a SOC2 audit? What methods and ...

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