Password sync powered by Jamf Connect in Jamf Fundamentals

Jamf Fundamentals is a new plan that provides enhanced management, as well as core elements of identity and security functionality all within Jamf Now’s easy-to-use and intuitive platform.

March 21 2022 by

Laurie Mona

Mac computer, iPad and iPhone on desk.

We’re excited to announce password sync functionality powered by Jamf Connect within Jamf Fundamentals. When configured with a cloud identity provider, Jamf Connect helps users manage and continuously keep their network and local passwords in sync. Password sync has launched with support for Microsoft Azure AD and Okta.

A mobile workforce is the rule, not the exception in business today. The ever-expanding number of devices, volume of data, and disappearance of office boundaries require companies of all sizes, not just large enterprises, to rethink their approach to the employee experience and how they access the tools they need to be efficient.

Because employees need access to their working materials wherever they are at, modern identity management uses directory service and cloud-based single sign-on (SSO) from a cloud IdP, commonly Microsoft Azure AD or Okta.

SSO is an authentication process that enables users to securely authenticate with multiple applications and websites by using a single set of credentials. Rather than having your users authenticate themselves and log in to each and every platform, app and service you offer, SSO allows them to do it once, securely, and gain access to everything they need.

With this new functionality, Jamf is providing one important aspect of identity management: ensuring a user’s cloud identity password is synced with a local Mac password, leveraging a single identity for everything a user needs to be productive. In addition to a drastic reduction in password-related IT Help Desk tickets, IT admins have the peace of mind of better device security with no static local device passwords and the ability to enforce password policies detected from the cloud identity provider.

Having one set of credentials to rule everything a user does on their machine improves the end-user experience by eliminating login fatigue and keeps productivity high by not having to stop for a forgotten password reset.

How it works: Steps to enable password sync in Jamf Fundamentals

It’s a simple process to enable password sync powered by Jamf Connect:

  1. Log in to Jamf Now.
  2. Click Blueprints.
  3. Click on the Blueprint you want to edit.
  4. Click Security.
  5. Select the Enable Jamf Connect checkbox.
  6. Select your cloud identity provider (IdP) from the Identity Provider pop-up menu, and then enter your ID or URL in the text field.
  7. (Optional) If you selected Okta, click Test to check that the IdP information was entered correctly.
  8. Click Save Changes.

Jamf Now supports Okta and Microsoft Azure AD.

Review our Help Center article for more information.

To try Jamf Fundamentals for yourself, sign up for a Jamf Now account today and upgrade to the Jamf Fundamentals plan within the product. You can manage up to three devices for free.

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