Jumpcloud : How to set it up for your server
This guide will teach you how to setup, install and use Jumpcloud to secure your server and allow other users to logon to your servers
What is Jumpcloud?
Jumpcloud is a full feature cloud directory who strive to ‘Auth Everything’. You can read more about them here
Start by creating your account on Jumpcloud. It’s free for up to 10 users. (This is not an excuse to give all your friends access)
https://console.jumpcloud.com/signup (It asks for a work email, just use your personal email, or work if this is for work)
Once signed up, you will need to go to console.jumpcloud.com and click the ‘Sign in as administrator’ on the top left
Now that you’re logged in as an admin (With great power comes great resposibility) head over to systems, and click the + button
Once you’ve clicked the + button, you can copy and paste the install command to your server. This can be done over SSH or type it in manually.
Paste it in to your server’s ssh window, and press enter. Type your password if you are requested tp
Now that it’s installed, make a sandwich, maybe read another Knowledge base article, and then check Jumpcloud as it has a ‘Heart beat’ time in which it refreshes
Now that you’ve passed some time, under ‘Systems’ you will see your new server appear.
Creating a user
Click on ‘Users’ and then the + button.
Fill out the fields that are required. This is where Jumpcloud makes a Sysadmin happy. Allowing users to set their own password. You can assign them a username then place their email in, and it will send them an email to make a password.
Once the user is created, you need to set permissions for Sudo. I suggest the below:
Now that your user is set up and they have created their password, or you gave them a password, you need to assign them to login to a computer.
Head over to Systems > *name of the computer/server you want someone to login to* > users
Click the check box next to the users allowing them access, select the Sudo button and assign what you want them to be able to do
Click save and grab another sandwich, or a drink and then try logging in.
You can lean more about how to use Jumpcloud and all it’s features Here