Jamf just made Macs even easier to use in the enterprise
Do you have to log your Mac in to your enterprise computing systems umpteen times each day? Security is vitally important, of course, but surely there’s a better way? There is.
Jamf, Mac and authentication
Jamf this week announced that it is now possible to directly configure Jamf Connect with Jamf Pro, combining the powerful IT workflows of Jamf Pro and the streamlined Mac authentication and identity management capabilities of Jamf Connect into one integrated experience.
It’s a small step, but could be a huge improvement to many enterprise worker’s lives.
“A recent global survey showed that 31% of issues experienced by Mac users were login and credential issues – so a fairly sizable hurdle throughout a user’s experience,” said Jason Wudi, chief technology officer, Jamf.
“By making Jamf Connect configurations available in the Jamf Pro interface, the number of steps to deploy or edit a Jamf Connect configuration are reduced, making setup and management much easier. This integration is a powerful step in how we continue to innovate in helping our customers succeed with Apple in the enterprise.”
Easier to manage, and more secure
The integration also offers other ways to improve user experience:
An improved automated enrollment workflow and Jamf Connect password sync that provides better start-to-finish onboarding and enrollment.
User credentials are handed over seamlessly, but admins still know that a user has a cloud identity provider (IdP) username that they will use for their local Mac account. With the ability to use a single set of credentials on both their Mac and IdP, end users are also less likely to need IT support.
New functionality in Jamf Pro to dynamically update configuration options for Jamf Connect. Jamf Connect is now easier than ever to configure with Jamf Pro, which means admins are able to use the latest features as soon as they are available.
Immediate FileVault encryption, so users no longer need to log out and back in before FileVault encrypts their computer.
“This integration shows that Jamf is investing in bringing Jamf Pro and Jamf Connect together from a product standpoint. The blending of the two products is great to see,” said Henry Stamerjohann, founder, Zentral Pro Services. “With a shorter amount of steps to address the enrollment process, Jamf is doing this in the best way.”