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Getting Started: Systems

JumpCloud supports Windows, Linux and Mac systems on which the JumpCloud agent an be installed. Please check JumpCloud Agent Compatibility, System Requirements and Impacts prior to installing. Once installed, the agent provides the capability to:
  • Create, modify, and disable local user accounts
  • Manage SSHD configuration (Linux)
  • Enforce MFA (Mac, Linux SSH)
  • The execution of Commands
Add a System

To add a new system, go to Systems, select the +.  

This will present a New System side panel. Here you will be presented with tabs for the appropriate OS download and some documentation around using Puppet or Chef to manage the installation. There is also documentation on command line deployment, deploying via template or AMI, or leveraging the JumpCloud API.

Installation should complete within 1-2 minutes, check in, and show active in the console. Once available, select 'details' for the system record to be presented with the systems Details side panel.

Notes on System Details:
  • Display Name - This will default to the hostname of the system, but can be set to any desired string
  • Immutable details - Details like the hostname, IP, and other fields that cannot be modified are kept up to date on a regular basis via the agent service
  • SSH Options (Linux) - These options will modify the SSHD configuration. The agent will attempt to control the SSHD configuration regardless of other software that may interact with it. Configuration management, other security modules, or anything else that may attempt to change these files in conjunction with the agent may result in adverse behavior.  Public Key Authentication + Multifactor is not currently supported.
Once the system is active, it can be joined to a group, bound to directly to a user, or bound to commands.

Last Updated: Apr 12, 2017 10:07AM MDT

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