Hello Jamf Nation!
As I'm sure you've heard, today we announced that Jamf acquired Orchard & Grove, the makers of NoMAD. NoMAD is a combination of open-source and premium for-fee solutions, aimed at helping organizations provide a simple, unified provisioning and account synchronization process. With NoMAD, Jamf’s intent is to create the best possible Apple provisioning and authentication user experience.
NoMAD and NoMAD Login will continue to be available to the open-source community. Jamf will not only continue to develop the open-source solution, but now offer free chat support from our support organization. The commercial software products, NoMAD Pro, NoMAD Login+ and NoMAD PKINIT will also continue to be sold, developed and supported. They will be sold as unified solution, now rebranded Jamf Connect. For more information on the acquisition, check out the news release: https://www.jamf.com/resources/press-releases/jamf-acquires-nomad-the-leading-solution-for-streamlining-mac-authentication-and-account-management/
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@deanhager congrats on bringing a class act product into the Jamf fold. I welcome that announcement and given the strong support your org has, I’d love to see a version of the pro product integrated into the Jamf management framework with full-blown support.
I had always wanted to ditch AD binding but could never justify the on-site engagement for Apple Enterprise Connect on a k-12 school district budget. If you combine the NoMAD Pro product into Jamf Pro and offer full-blown support for Jamf customers, I can consider “ditching the bind”.
We were a week away from buying NoMAD enterprise support, we will no hold off and see how JAMF play this.
We bind to AD, we have to as we use device certs, I believe NoMAD only supports user certs. So how will NoMAD still support customers who have to bind but want to use JAMF to alleviate external password changes and FileVault issues that seem so common with bound Macs, with mobile accounts using FV.
We've got Enterprise Connect deployed. It works. Its from Apple. Its a Prius. It gets you there. #meh
NoMAD is a whole nudd'a animal. Is a Plymouth Hellcat. Pulling wheelies. Raises heart rate. #awesome
Jamf and NoMAD is the whole package. Its a Nascar car, driver, and team. Winning races. #varooom
This quote makes it a hard sell to my superiors. Basically, we paid for support, but it is now being offered for free, so I am wondering what is meant by honored.
NoMAD and NoMAD Login will continue to be available to the open-source community. Jamf will not only continue to develop the open-source solution, but now offer free chat support from our support organization.
JDS isn’t as good as options available today. E.g. Rsync, Resilio, JCDS, macOS AppStore, curl, AWS.
Autopkg/autopkgr is better off open source for the time being. But not necessary, you can copy and paste your own curl scripts, launch agents and daemons.
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Hi everyone - We've seen a great response to Jamf Connect so far, and have added a Q&A blog post to cover many of the common questions we've heard regarding existing O&G customers, NoMAD, and Jamf Connect. We're happy to answer any question specific to your environment as well, and please contact Jamf Support if we can help.
@MatG If you need Jamf Connect you're likely using Okta as a source of truth. If you're using Active Directory as a source of truth you can use Nomad and Nomad Login for free. Be sure you're not buying a monster truck (i.e., Jamf Connect) to pick up groceries. If you're an existing Jamf Pro customer, you have access to Jamf Support for Nomad and Nomad Login. If your end goal is something that can only be achieved with Jamf Connect then you're a bit stuck as Jamf decided to only offer Jamf Connect as a bundle of all of NoMAD's paid products.