Best Practices

Extending JumpCloud with Workato

Chase Doelling is the Director of Strategic Alliances at JumpCloud, creating partnerships that enhance and secure digital identities. He has been working in venture-backed security, integration, and DevOps startups for the last decade, and subsequently struggles to explain what he does to his parents.

JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service is Active Directory, and cloud LDAP reimagined, allowing identity and access management to systems, networks, and applications. It combines multiple products IT administrators rely on such as SSO, cross-platform system management, LDAP, secure WiFi, and MFA, all into one. Rated as a leader in Cloud Directory Services by G2 Crowd, JumpCloud supports fast-growing, security-conscious organizations around the globe.

JumpCloud has been able to support IT administrators in small to medium enterprises that find themselves needing system and identity management for compliance and security needs as they grow. By moving identity infrastructure to the cloud, IT can maintain control across physical and remote systems from anywhere in the world. This allows IT teams to scale, by freeing up time customarily spent building and maintaining on-prem services.

User provisioning and de-provisioning can be automated with Workato’s JumpCloud connector, built on top of JumpCloud’s REST APIs. This enhances employees’ onboarding experiences while maintaining the security of organizational assets as it scales without writing a single line of code.

The challenge

As your organization grows, onboarding processes become constrained to how quickly IT can onboard new employees so that both IT and the employees can be more productive. Integrating these systems of record, so that HRIS applications are in sync with identity and access applications like JumpCloud, often requires large amounts of internal integration development that is in short supply.  

The offboarding process presents a similar challenge. The moment an employee leaves, it is critical to immediately remove access to systems, applications, and files that might pose a security gap. Often, high-risk employees are monitored, but a majority of employees who leave on their own accord still have access well after they have left the organization while IT continues to respond to other myriad requests. 

In addition to onboarding and offboarding, many growing organizations need to maintain high standards to achieve and maintain compliance. But rolling out new procedures and security processes at scale without automation leaves many organizations with half executed but well-intentioned plans. 

Read on to find out how Workato allows you to reduce fatigue and strain on your IT team by empowering them to develop and maintain their own enterprise-level integration workflows on low code and user-friendly platform.

Workato as an automation solution

With Workato’s new JumpCloud connector, you’ll be able to unlock and leverage the power of JumpCloud’s full Directory-as-a-Service for identity and access management capabilities without having to worry about the additional burden on your integrations team. The same IT administrators who have an understanding of their JumpCloud-based business workflows can instantly bring these automations from idea to production by themselves without additional headaches or resources.

Beyond this, Workato’s robust platform also has a large array of functionalities such as network tracing, error handling, autonomous monitoring and operations, and even the ability to build your own custom connectors if needed. Collaborate with others in a shared workspace, and have your automations and integrations managed and built by teams of users whilst still maintaining a high level of transparency.

Workato connects to multiple HRIS systems such as Workday, BambooHR, and Namely as well as a host of different on-premise and cloud based applications. With this, you’ll be able to build multi-step and multi-app recipes that can automate your onboarding and offboarding workflows between JumpCloud and your HRIS systems, or any other business applications that you use.

Click on the links below to dive right into our sample recipes that can help you get up and running in a matter of minutes.

Beyond JumpCloud and HRIS systems, the Workato platform allows you to supercharge any of your existing business applications by developing integrations specific to your needs. Workato connects with a large number of applications that fit the needs of any business. Leverage our drag-on-drop recipe editor by signing up for a free demo and get your automations up and running in a matter of days.