jamf | CONNECT : Do I still need a directory service set up in jamf | PRO?

MagicMick
Contributor

Do I really need to connect to any on-prem directory service in jamf | PRO if I want jamf connect to do all the work?

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sharriston
Contributor II

This may be what your looking for.. You can totally use Azure (and even Okta and G Suite) as an LDAP source as of Jamf Pro 10.12.

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sharriston
Contributor II

Wouldn't you want it to do LDAP lookups for device records, scoping policies, and smart group creation?

MagicMick
Contributor

But can't I get that info from the local jamfadmin installed on all devices that are enrolled?

sharriston
Contributor II

sharriston
Contributor II

Otherwise you need to create all the accounts manually in the JSS users section. I mean i guess you could write an API script that would take the user name and full name from the machine and enter it into the user section but it is simpler to just use LDAP services as you are already using them for Jamf connect. Is it some kind of security issue your worried about or do you just not want to setup an LDAP account in the JSS?

MagicMick
Contributor

Hmm that makes sense.

Does this means that eventhough Azure AD with jamf | CONNECT doesn't require AD anymore for the endpoints, and is all cloud-based.
jamf PRO itself still requires on-prem DS as a general setup?

Ideally I want it all Cloud-based!

sharriston
Contributor II

This may be what your looking for.. You can totally use Azure (and even Okta and G Suite) as an LDAP source as of Jamf Pro 10.12.

MagicMick
Contributor

Yep. That's where I started actually. It was this article that made me wonder how far I would get if I didn't do this and let CONNECT and PRO do it all for me. But you made me realise that I will then loose the connection between the user services vs the device services.

Which is actually something to consider when you think about stuff like GDPR i think...

But thanks. I think you did give me the answer that I was looking for. It might not be the one I hoped for, but I still have learned something interesting and valuable.

sharriston
Contributor II

I’m just jealous I wish my company could afford Jamf Connect. Good luck with everything.

MagicMick
Contributor

Thank you. I now feel privileged to have jamf | CONNECT.