Google Secure LDAP
Unifying SaaS and LDAP app management
While software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps continue to grow in popularity, many organizations still rely on the legacy LDAP protocol to authenticate traditional applications and IT infrastructure. With secure LDAP, you can now manage access to SaaS apps and traditional LDAP-based apps/infrastructure, hosted on-premises or in the cloud, using a single identity and access management platform.
What is is
We know you need modern identity solutions but rely on compatibility with the tools and applications that empower your organization. Jamf bridges that gap by integrating with identity providers, which now includes Google Cloud.
Announced at Google Next London with Jamf as an official launch partner, Google Cloud's solution for user syncing and authentication, secure LDAP, lets you sync Jamf Pro users directly with Google Cloud’s identity services. Whether using G Suite or Cloud Identity, you can sync every user, authenticate them on Jamf Pro managed devices, and use LDAP lookups to scope device configurations and applications to users.
This integration allows organizations to adopt modern identity frameworks for users while maintaining the functionality of legacy applications.
- Benefits for IT: IT pros will no longer need to manage users in multiple places.
- Benefits for end users: End users will be able to access Jamf Self Service and their entire personalized app catalog on any Apple device by logging in with their G Suite or Cloud Identity username and password.
- Benefits for organizations: With streamlined syncing/authentication, organizations can free up resources and time they'd otherwise use for directory management.
Jamf will share documentation on how to set up secure LDAP to work with Jamf Pro and is developing product enhancements to make the G Suite experience even better for Apple devices. Want to know more? Check out Google Cloud’s detailed write-up on secure LDAP.
For step-by-step documentation, check out: https://medium.com/google-cloud/setting-up-google-directory-sync-with-openldap-9977d0bef26f
To see the JNUC presentation on Secure LDAP integration from Google, check out: https://www.jamf.com/blog/how-the-google-cloud-secure-ldap-and-jamf-integration-works/