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Just in Time Access Through JumpCloud

Just in Time Access to

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Boost operational efficiency and enhance security with just in time access through JumpCloud, optimizing identity management in cloud infrastructure.

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Time-bound admin role escalations

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Temporary access that is revoked when no longer needed

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Faster access for employees and contractors

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Audit logs for access reviews

What is Just in Time Access?

Just-In-Time (JIT) access is a security protocol implemented to prevent unauthorized access to data or resources and minimize risks related to cyber-attacks. Typically used in an Identity and Access Management (IAM) context, JIT allows temporary, timely, and controlled access for users to perform necessary tasks. Instead of giving users constant access, rights are given on an as-needed and limited-time basis.

Benefits of Just in Time Access Through JumpCloud

Benefits of Just in Time Access to

JumpCloud

1. Enhanced Operational Efficiency with JumpCloud's JIT Access: Just-In-Time (JIT) access in JumpCloud efficiently automates the process of permission granting, thus reducing the time administrators spend managing access credentials. Moreover, JIT access promptly revokes permissions once a task is completed, thus enhancing operational efficiency by minimizing the risk of excess or outdated permissions in the system.

2. Strengthened Least Privilege Access Control: JumpCloud's JIT privilege escalation only provides necessary permissions to users when they need them for a specific task, effectively implementing the principle of least privilege access. By limiting unnecessarily extensive permissions, it strikes a balance between ensuring necessary access for operational functionality and maintaining robust security within the system.

3. Mitigated Insider Threats and Human Errors: By offering JIT privilege escalation, JumpCloud reduces the risk of insider threats and human errors, as unnecessary and prolonged privileges are eliminated. It prevents potential misuse or exploitation of elevated permissions, making it difficult for internal threats to sabotage the system, thereby fortifying organizational cybersecurity.

4. Simplified Auditing for Compliance via JumpCloud's JIT: JumpCloud's Just-In-Time access and privilege escalation bring transparency and accountability to user activity, providing a clear audit trail. Easy-to-follow user activity logs simplify the process of auditing for compliance, ensuring regulatory standards are consistently met without excessive administrative burden.

Use Cases for Just in Time Access Through JumpCloud

Use Cases for Just in Time Access to

JumpCloud

1. Ensuring Security: Just in time access to JumpCloud can be used to enhance the system and network security by only providing temporary access to privileged users, thus reducing the risk of unauthorized access or data breaches.  

2. Routine Maintenance Tasks: JumpCloud can provide just in time access for system administrators during routine maintenance or upgrades. This ensures that access is only granted for the duration of the task and is automatically revoked afterwards, protecting your system from unnecessary exposure.

3. Resolving System Issues: In situations where an enterprise needs external IT-help to solve complex system issues, a temporary just-in-time access to JumpCloud can be given. This allows external IT-experts to access the system, fix the problem and the access will be removed immediately after.

4. Dynamic Cloud Infrastructure Access Management: Assign users to JumpCloud groups that are tailored for JIT access, enabling time-restricted access to cloud resources (such as an AWS S3 Bucket), thereby ensuring secure and managed resource use in line with ongoing project demands.

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How to implement Just in Time Access Through JumpCloud?

How to Implement Just in Time Access to

JumpCloud

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1. Planning.

  • Assessment
    Begin by determining who necessitates access, the resources they require, and the rationale. Evaluate existing access entitlements and determine whether they can be reduced or removed. Consider adopting an entitlement discovery tool for improved visibility.
  • Policy creation
    Establish clear policies for both granting and revoking access. Specify guidelines regarding who can request for access, under which circumstances, and for what duration. For roles with elevated privileges, consider setting time-bound limitations.
  • Source of truth
    Synchronise your JIT access system with an Identity Provider such as Okta, Google Workspace, Azure AD, OneLogin. This will serve as the authoritative repository for identities. Prioritising individual identities over shared accounts will enable superior authorisation control and audit precision.

2. Execution.

  • Self-serve access requests
    Simplify the process by facilitating users to request access through the system instead of individuals. Boost adoption rates by aligning with IM platforms such as Slack or MS Teams. Guarantee requests detail who's requesting, the necessary service/resource/role, duration, and purpose.
  • Approval process  
    JIT access offers a chance for companies to delegate approvals to those with business comprehension. Resource proprietors and business unit managers often possess superior context than IT helpdesks. Utilise messaging platforms for prompt responses, providing approvers with all essential information for an informed judgement.
  • Conditional approval workflows
    Integrate your established policies into workflows which determine access permissions. Incorporate them into workflows that regulate who can access what and under what conditions. One productive approach to this is by invoking if-then conditions. If identity group “X” requests access to “Y”, seek approval from “Z” and notify “M”.
  • integrations
    Contemplate integrating JITA with other IT and security platforms to gain more flexibility. Connect with IT ticketing systems for automated access based on the ticket status. Link with data classification systems to adjust policies conditional on data sensitivity. Ideally, you will have the function to label resources and aggregate them which can simplify this procedure. Collaborate with on-call schedule software for automated approvals during emergencies. Adopt training systems to grant access based on training completion.
  • Automated provisioning and depovisioning  
    Acquire a comprehensive understanding of JumpCloud to efficiently grant and revoke access fine-grained automatically within the service. This is crucial for JIT Access as it reduces dependence on individuals having spare time. This permits automated deprovisioning of access, which is at the core of JIT access and the principle of least privilege access (POLP). Optimally, you would oversee all permissions in a single location, eliminating the need to construct or manage an environment for each application in your organisation.
  • Access methods
    For JumpCloud JIT Access, APIs are favoured due to their versatility and real-time features. Nevertheless, a combination might be necessary. Such as utilising SAML for authentication, SCIM for user provisioning, and APIs for precise access control decisions.

3. Maintenance.

  • Routine audits  
    Frequently examine access logs to verify that JIT access is operating as anticipated. Search for any abnormal patterns or behaviours either directly or by feeding the logs into your SIEM. You can automate the user access review procedure to speed up evidence gathering, delegate reviewers, and guarantee your system adheres to applicable industry regulations or standards.
  • User training
    Enlighten users, particularly those with privileged access, about the significance of least privilege, JIT Access, and its operation. Ensure users are aware of how to request access when necessary.
  • Feedback loop
    Sustain a consistent review of your JIT access procedures. Seek feedback from users and IT personnel to comprehend where enhancements can be performed.

By adhering to this systematic methodology, you'll be capable of effectively implementing a robust Just-in-Time Access system for JumpCloud.

Temporary JIT Access Through JumpCloud With Entitle

Temporary JIT Access to

JumpCloud

with Entitle

Entitle provides self-serve access requests, flexible policy workflows, and automated provisioning, to restrict unneeded access across cloud infra and SaaS.

Entitle has a native integration with

JumpCloud

Entitle has an IdP integration with

JumpCloud

Native integration
5 minutes set up with pre-built connectors
IdP integration
Add/remove users from groups in an identity provider
JIT access: self-service requests and authorization workflows
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HR-driven birthright policies
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Full audit trails and access reviews
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Fine-grained visibility of permissions
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Fine-grained, ephemeral provisioning of permissions
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Manage Temporary Access Through JumpCloud With Entitle

Manage temporary access to

JumpCloud

with Entitle

  • Provides comprehensive visibility into all JumpCloud resources, roles, and entitlements instantly.
  • Utilizes deep understanding of the modern tech stack to control precise permissions within JumpCloud.
  • Effortlessly establish access boundaries for various JumpCloud groups.
  • Designate JumpCloud groups or individual users as approvers for specific resources.
  • Bundles feature allows for cross-application access requests by combining different resources within JumpCloud.
  • Enables rapid deployment, with installation in minutes and full rollout achievable in a few days.
  • Comes with native integrations to a vast array of popular cloud services and applications, over 100 out-of-the-box.
  • Facilitates accelerated access with high customizability, smoothly integrating with on-call schedules, HRIS, ticketing systems and more.
  • Enables automated governance and streamlines regulatory user access reviews due to provisioning through the system.

"I like Entitle because it’s one of those tools I can set up and forget about. I never have to go into it and it just works."

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Mike Morrato
CISO and Global Head of IT,
Noname Security

JumpCloud

What is

JumpCloud

JumpCloud is a cloud-based, secure directory platform that helps organizations connect their users to their systems, applications, files, and networks. The company offers a Directory-as-a-Service product which is designed to work on any device or with any IT resource. They provide IT administrators with a single point of control to effortlessly manage user identities and their access, reducing the need for multiple, disjointed IT tools.

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What is Entitle?

Entitle is how cloud-forward companies provide employees with temporary, granular and just-in-time access within their cloud infrastructure and SaaS applications. Entitle easily integrates with your stack, offering self-serve access requests, instant visibility into your cloud entitlements and making user access reviews a breeze.

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