Apple mobile device management provider, Jamf, has announced that it is expanding further into identity authentication and security through Jamf Connect’s integrations with cloud-based identity providers such as Microsoft Azure Active Directory. With Jamf Connect, users are able to immediately access their corporate applications after signing on with a single set of Azure Active Directory credentials.
The integration of Jamf Connect and Azure Active Directory allows for provisioning of users from Azure Active Directory during an Apple provisioning workflow and is also a way to manage authentication and accounts in organizations that leverage Azure Active Directory for Macs.
- Authentication plugin: Users are enabled to log into their Mac with Azure Active Directory credentials.
- Account creation: IT administrators are able to create local accounts based on Azure Active Directory identities while keeping passwords in sync with those in the directory service.
- Multifactor: IT administrators can make use of supported Azure Active Directory multi-factor authentication methods at the macOS login window.
Jamf initially entered into the identity authentication space through the acquisition of Orchard & Grove, the makers of NoMAD. NoMAD offers an open-source solution that remains free, while the commercial versions of NoMAD, including NoMAD Pro, NoMAD Login+, and PKINIT have been folded into a single solution and rebranded as Jamf Connect. Jamf Connect allows for integration with other mobile device management providers, not just the company’s flagship product, Jamf Pro.
In a press statement, CEO of Jamf, Dean Hager said, “IT admins need a way to more easily manage their devices and keep them secure, without having to worry about connectivity to a corporate network. Jamf Connect delivers on this critical need by giving admins the flexibility to leverage local users controlled by the same policies that admins depend on from a directory service or identity provider. Jamf will continue to invest in integrations with top cloud identity providers such as Azure Active Directory to give admins simple authentication and account management capabilities while providing the best end-user experience.”
To read Jamf’s full press release, click here.
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