With Jamf Pro, Jamf Connect and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), users can log into a new Mac with Microsoft Azure Active Directory credentials, eliminating the need to create and manage a local username and password on an end user’s Mac.
While you can consolidate macOS device inventory from Jamf in Intune today and enforce conditional access with remediation, the new Jamf and EMS integration will include:
Authentication: With Jamf Connect (available with Jamf Pro or independent of Jamf Pro) formerly NoMad premium solutions, users will be able to authenticate to their Mac with their Azure Active Directory credentials. This will simplify life for end users by enabling them to enter only one set of credentials to access their Mac and immediately use cloud-based services registered with Azure Active Directory (e.g., Microsoft Office 365). Account setup and synchronization with Azure Active Directory will happen automatically behind the scenes.
“As we think about the modern workplace, it’s about how you empower users to be productive and creative on the device of their choice,” said Anderson. “With Microsoft and Jamf, organizations can consolidate endpoint management and empower macOS users, as well as give them an experience that feels familiar across all of their devices.”